Fans of Insomniac Games’ Ratchet and Clank were given a special treat today with an official announcement teaser for an upcoming movie adaptation.
This collaboration between Insomniac Games, Sony Computer Entertainment, Blockade Entertainment, and Rainmaker Entertainment (who recently released Escape From Planet Earth in theaters and have also worked on a direct-to-video adaptation of Heavenly Sword), is scheduled for a 2015 release.
Some promising developments leave gamers weary of Uwe Boll-style adaptations-in-name only room for a little cautious optimism. Most notably, the film will be in CGI, and Insomniac has been playing a strong collaborative and advisory role rather than simply handing their franchise off to a director to be lost in translation. It will also feature some of the games’ original voice cast and even utilize game 3D assets, helping to create a sense of continuity.
“Insomniac would never agree to participate in helping create a Ratchet & Clank movie were it not for our ability to guide script development, and consult on character creation and animation support,” said Rob Schneider, brand development director at Insomniac Games. “With that in mind, we hope gamers are as excited about the Ratchet & Clank film as we are – our goal is to shatter the perception that authentic games-to-film adaptations can’t get made in Hollywood.”
You’re not here for editorializing, though, you’re here for the teaser trailer, and it’s right after the break.