Movie deals have been announced for both Ratchet & Clank and Heavenly Sword game properties. According to Variety the movies will be CG-animated films produced by Blockade Entertainment. The Ratchet & Clank movie will be animated by Rainmaker Entertainment which recently made the critically panned Escape from Planet Earth, while the Heavenly Sword animator has yet to be anounced.
“We’ve always thought ‘Ratchet and Clank’ would be a fantastic all-ages movie and are thrilled our intergalactic heroes will finally get their chance to shine on the big screen,” said Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac Games. “Insomniac is especially honored to play a hands-on role with the film’s production, including the screenplay, consulting on character development and animation, and adding support to the film’s marketing.”
While the Ratchet & Clank movie is intended for a general theater premiere, the Heavenly Sword production is slated for a direct-to-video release.