Ratchet & Clank Movie – Out Next Year

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Okay so there are two main parts to this news, first off is the fact that the upcoming Ratchet & Clank movie is complete and ‘in the can’ as they say in Hollywood. However it won’t be released in US theaters (nationwide) until April 29, 2016. This is apparently down to the US distributors Focus Features believing the movie line-up is full until the previously mentioned date. I reckon it has more to do with the re-imagining of the original game being delayed until Spring next year.

The second part of this news is the surprisingly good list of celebrities who have just been announced as part of the Ratchet & Clank cast. Check out the extract from the PlayStation Blog:

  • Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti as Chairman Drek
  • Golden Globe winner John Goodman as Ratchet’s mechanic mentor Grimroth
  • Young Artist Award winner Bella Thorne as Galactic Ranger Cora
  • Rosario Dawson as Galactic Ranger support team member Elaris
  • Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone as Victor Von Ion, Chairman Drek’s villainous lieutenant
  • Rest assured the voices you’ve come to love for Ratchet, Clank, Nefarious and Captain Qwark will also be back, voiced by the same actors as in the games. Observant fans may also spot a few special cameos throughout the film.

    As you can imagine, when Insomniac learned we had a real shot to bring Ratchet & Clank to the big screen, we jumped in enthusiastically to help ensure the most authentic and high-quality production. We collaborated extensively on original script development with former Ratchet & Clank scribe TJ Fixman, and character design and creation with Insomniac veteran artist Dave Guertin (responsible for Ratchet and Clank’s original design) and Greg Baldwin (responsible for character, weapon, and vehicle designs too numerous to mention). Insomniac animation guru David Hancock assisted with animation consulting, and North Carolina studio director and Ratchet & Clank “OG” Chad Dezern participated in lighting reviews. The fearless Chris Carter and the inimitable Brian DiLucente helped with asset sharing across production studios, and I’ve been lucky enough to ride shotgun the whole way.

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    Source: PS Blog

    Written by Chazz Harrington

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    • Roger Cannon

      Yay! The film should be fun and it’s good to know they haven’t skimped on the voice talent.
      Boooooo! Another year? Harumph!

      • ChazzH69

        All good things come to those who wait.