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Insomniac Games announced today that an animated Ratchet & Clank movie is coming to theaters in 2015.”We’ve wanted to do a movie for a long time! Ratchet & Clank’s action, humor and galaxy-spanning adventures have really been the basis for a fantastic game series, and we think it’d translate perfectly to the big screen,” the company said today.
The film is a coproduction of Rainmaker Entertainment, known for recent children’s film Escape from Earth, and Blockade Entertainment, an animation house that specializes in video game adaptations for TV. Game developer Insomniac will be playing a “hands-on role” in the production as well, with series writer T.J. Fixman penning the script according to today’s announcement.
The movie will be “a retelling and re-fleshing out of the origin story” with the original series antagonist Chairman Drek as the main villain, Insomniac Community Lead James Stevenson revealed in a comment thread accompanying the announcement.