Good news! There is a very good chance Ratchet & Clank could turn out to be the very best video game adaptation ever. It’s not a high bar to clear, but there does seem to be a lot here that shows a fun movie that easily captures the spirit of the game. A lot of that comes from having the original writers and voice actors all involved, along with a great supporting cast of big stars. Whatever the case may be, the film looks fun and you can check out a few clips and some photos from the WonderCon panel that took place this past weekend. Enjoy!
RATCHET & CLANK
Opening Nationwide April 29, 2016
From Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment, Ratchet & Clank is a CG-animated movie based on the iconic PlayStation video game. Two unlikely heroes 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. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.
Voice Cast: Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Jim Ward, James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Armin Shimerman, and Sylvester Stallone
Directed by: Kevin Munroe
Written by: T.J. Fixman, Kevin Munroe, Gerry Swallow
Produced by: Kim Dent Wilder, Brad Foxhoven, David Wohl
Release Date: Nationwide from Gramercy Pictures on April 29, 2016