The film is based on the Insomniac Games franchise. The games focus on two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. 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, while Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn.
The Ratchet and Clank characters were first introduced in 2002, with the games quickly becoming a successful series exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation consoles. They’ve sold 26 million copies worldwide. The most recent installment, Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault< was released in late 2012, but a “re-imagining” of the original game is set to be released in the first half of 2015 alongside the film.
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.