Ratchet & Clank (film)

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This article is about the film adaptation. For the video game series this film was based on, see Ratchet & Clank.
Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Kevin Munroe
Jericca Cleland
Produced by Brad Foxhoven
David Wohl
Kylie Ellis
Written by TJ Fixman
Based on Ratchet & Clank 
by Insomniac Games
Starring
Music by David Bergeaud
Michael Bross
Cinematography Anthony Di Ninno
Production
company
Distributed by Cinema Management Group (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (home media)
Release dates Early 2015
Country United States
Canada
Language English

Ratchet & Clank is an upcoming 2015 American-Canadian 3D computer-animated science fiction action comedy film based on the platforming video game series of the same name by Insomniac Games. It will be produced by Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment and distributed by Cinema Management Group. Series developer, Insomniac Games, will play a role in the film’s production, screenplay, character development, and animation consulting. The film will be directed by Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland, and feature an original story written by the original Insomniac Games writer TJ Fixman as well as featuring the same voice cast to reprise their respective roles and utilizing assets from the video games in the film.[1][2] It is currently scheduled for a theatrical release in early 2015.[3]

Plot[edit]

The film will be an origin story that retells the events of the original Ratchet & Clank, depicting how Ratchet and Clank met each other as they attempt to save the Solana Galaxy from Chairman Drek and the Blarg. However, the film will expand on various plot points in greater detail, and will also incorporate some elements from later series entries, such as Doctor Nefarious and the Galactic Rangers.

Voice cast[edit]

The film will feature returning voice actors from the series, reprising their original roles from the video games.

Production[edit]

"One of the biggest questions we’ve gotten in the last few years is 'When are you going to make a Ratchet & Clank movie?' The truth is, 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."

— Insomniac Community Lead, James Stevenson, on the PlayStation Blog[2]

The film adaptation was announced on the PlayStation Blog on April 23, 2013, alongside with the first official trailer released on YouTube,[5] for a 2015 theatrical release.[2] The film is being produced at Rainmaker Entertainment's Vancouver studio in Canada, and will be executively produced by Michael Hefferon, President of Rainmaker Entertainment. The film will tap on Insomniac Games' vast asset library from their Ratchet & Clank video games, while creating their own new unique locations and characters.[6]

Release[edit]

The film is set for a theatrical release in early 2015. A teaser trailer was posted on YouTube on April 23, 2013. During Sony's press conference at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 9, 2014, the first trailer for the film was revealed.[7]

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