First superheroes, and now video games? It seems like Hollywood is looking to tap into gamers’ passions for the next iteration of big screen blockbusters, and the latest franchise to get the adaptation treatment is “Ratchet & Clank.”
The Official Playstation Blog made the “Ratchet & Clank” announcement, and even included a cute 2-minute teaser for the upcoming movie. The animated film is slated to hit theaters in 2015.
Fortunately fans who cringe when they hear that their favorite property is being adapted are in luck this time. Insomniac Games, the company behind the “Ratchet & Clank” series, confirms it will be playing a hands-on role with the “Ratchet & Clank” movie’s production. In addition, the video game series’ writer, T.J. Fixman, will be writing the screenplay for the film. Insomniac is partnering with Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment to bring the movie to life.
The first “Ratchet & Clank” game was released in 2002, and the latest, “Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault,” came out in 2012. The series is known for its great sense of humor and likeable characters, so it’s no wonder that it’s finally being turned into a movie. It’s nice to know that such care is being taken with it as well.
“Ratchet & Clank” is just the latest video game property to get the big screen treatment. Studios are also in production adapting “Splinter Cell,” “Assassin’s Creed,” “God of War,” “Metal Gear Solid,” “Deus Ex: Human Revolution,” “Need for Speed” and “Mass Effect,” though none of them has hit theaters yet.