First Poster for Animated 'Ratchet & Clank' Video Game Adaptation
by Ethan Anderton
November 7, 2014
About a year and a half ago, we learned from Insomniac Games that they are turning the PlayStation video game series Ratchet & Clank into an animated feature film. The film arrives sometime next year, though we don't know when, and the first teaser poster for the movie has just arrived. Basically, it looks just like a cover for any video game that might have been released, and it doesn't even clarify that this is for a movie. I'm not sure this is going to be something cool for anyone who doesn't like the video games, mostly because this looks exactly like the video game in style and execution, but it's popular, so maybe that's all it needs.
Here's the poster for Rainmaker Entertainment & Blockade Entertainment's Ratchet & Clank:
Directed by Jericca Cleland from a script by TJ Fixman (who penned all of the video games), Ratchet & Clank will feature James A. Taylor and David Kaye reprising their voice roles as the titular characters Ratchet is the last of his kind – a foolhardy 'lombax' who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they’ll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity. The film hits theaters sometime in 2015.