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Insomniac Games Exec Details Ratchet And Clank Hollywood Movie

We’ve seen a lot of very bad Hollywood adaptations of our favorite video games over the years, dating all the way back to Disney’s Super Mario Bros. and Capcom’s own Street Fighter: The Movie. But while Hollywood has traditionally gone the live action route, CGI has mostly been left to original IP – aside from the Resident Evil straight-to-video flicks from Sony.

But Insomniac Games is taking its computer-generated characters, Ratchet & Clank, and placing them on the big screen in a 3D feature film from Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment. Using brand new technology, Hollywood producers are collaborating with Insomniac Games – even bringing over the original voice cast for the feature film – to explore the origins of Ratchet and Clank’s friendship.

Ryan Schneider, brand development director at Insomniac Games, talks about what’s in store for gamers with this big budget 3D flick -- coming to a theater near you in 2015 -- in this exclusive interview. (Insomniac Games, PS3, Ratchet and Clank, ryan schneider, Sony)

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jagiii  +   642d ago
Good to see the developer involved in this film, since so many Hollywood adaptations suck.
minimur12  +   642d ago
usually they send it off to a random company to make,and it looses its originality which is why most game films are sh*t.
camel_toad  +   641d ago
This could actually work given the lightheartedness and animation style of the series compared to the long list of mediocre to downright horrible game-based movies. This could be the very first actual "good" game-to-movie...movie.
Septic  +   640d ago
Yeah exactly. I have high hopes for this. If this does turn out to be good it would be one hell of a ccccombo breaker.
jakmckratos  +   641d ago
EXCELLENT! ALways thought they were more like Pixar characters than anything else recently. It'll be great to see one of my favorite franchises get a well deserved movie deal! 2015 just go slightly more epic!
LOL_WUT  +   641d ago
Maybe they'll have an appearance in Wreck-It Ralph2? ;)
LarVanian  +   641d ago
Would love to see Ratchet, Clank and Sackboy appear in Wreck it Ralph 2! Heck throw Jak and Daxter in there if possible!
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guitarded77  +   641d ago
Yeah, I'm still waiting to play Full Frontal Assault on Vita. Maybe Insomniac should get involved with that.

I understand they are not working on FFA for Vita, but R&C is associated with Insomniac, and they need to kick someone's ass for taking so long.

Give me FFA on Vita, and then I'll be hyped for the movie.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   641d ago
Saw the trailer. Made me smile. Got the R&C charm and humor just right. Why isn't this being done through SONY Pictures? Or is it?
kingmushroom  +   641d ago
Sony picture animation is not creating it.Why?

The answer was:

The movie business is crazy at times. We’re super stoked to be partnering with Rainmaker though and getting to be super hands-on
Ultr  +   641d ago
I'm pretty sure it will be
r21  +   641d ago
Yeah, weird that Sony Pictures isnt involved. They've got an already talented animation studio too but based on the trailers, the 3rd party studio has done a good job so far. Looks as good if not better than the PS3 games.
Sugreev2001  +   641d ago
One of the funniest teasers I've seen in ages. I can't believe we might actually see a good,if not great video game adaptation in the near future. Insomniac being involved is fantastic news. I hope if this does well,we'll see a whole new level of interest in adapting video game franchises to the big screen.
The Great Melon  +   641d ago
Hopefully it well garner interest in translating games to movies the correct way -- by working with the original creators closely.
Garrison  +   641d ago
I have great hopes for this film. Love the franchise.
smashcrashbash  +   641d ago
I always said Sly, Jak and Ratchet had enough personality to make movies with even television shows.I could totally see Sly and Jak in their own awesome movies.If this works out well enough they will be the first movies based on games that won't suck.
ginsunuva  +   641d ago
Sly should have a tv series 2d animated.
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Omar91  +   641d ago
or better yet how about if jak ratchet and sly were in a movie together? thats awesome!
Lucreto  +   641d ago
I can't wait for it. It is basically the first Ratchet game made into a movie.

I hope a PS4 Ratchet will have those graphics.
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shadow2797  +   640d ago
It says in the interview that they're using game assets. Which means, they're either PS4 assets, or (I think more likely) they're the high LOD PS3 assets.

Either way, if there is a PS4 Rachet, it will have graphics at least as good as this movie. Except the anti-aliasing probably won't be quite as good.
Aclay  +   641d ago
"In our eyes, the question isn’t whether Ratchet & Clank will translate well to the big screen – it’s why has it not happened sooner."

I couldn't agree more. Year after year CG family friendly movies rake in so much money at the Box Office, it's just amazing. IF it's successful, there's no telling what it could do for the R&C franchise and it's brand awareness.

I hope it's a success and Insomniac develops a 'proper' R&C game on the PS4...now that I think about it, a new R&C game developed by Insomniac coinciding with the release of the movie sounds like a great idea.
Williamson  +   641d ago
R&C has always been funny, it used to have more crude humor back when it was rated T but even the E+10 were hilarious. Captain qwark in the latest trailer made me lmao..."Wheres the dubstep"
Pintheshadows  +   641d ago
Hurrah.
vork77  +   641d ago
at least its not live action
MidnytRain  +   641d ago
That woulda been a disaster, lol.
vork77  +   641d ago
yup like all other live action movies base on games like prince of Persia and super mario bros
NBT91  +   641d ago
Nefarious must be the villain. He is one of my favorite animated villains of all time.
shadow2797  +   640d ago
He's not, but he may make an appearance, you never know. Or they're saving him for the sequel.

I won't spoil who the villain is for those that don't want to know, but they mentioned who it was in the comments section on the PSBlog.
BitbyDeath  +   641d ago
Guess that means we'll be seeing a R&C game coming to PS4 soon.
SegaGamer  +   641d ago
Yay let's get the Hollywood actors to play the voices of the characters as well, they will make it crap like they do with everything else.
shadow2797  +   640d ago
What? They're using all the original voice actors from the games...

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