You can add another title to the growing list of video game adaptations in the works. Variety is reporting that the producer of the animated movie “Escape from Planet Earth” is developing an animated “Ratchet & Clank” film based on the platformer from Insomniac Games for release in early 2015.
While news of yet another video game movie is not earth-shattering, the “Ratchet & Clank” film is falling more in-line with what we’ve seen from the recent wave of film adaptations. As Variety reported, TJ Fixman is writing the script for “Ratchet & Clank,” a fan-pleasing choice considering that he’s a senior writer at Insomniac. What made the series so popular in the first place was, obviously, the gameplay, but also the sense of humor that both characters had.
Two of the most high-profile video game adaptations come out of the game publisher, Ubisoft. Michael Fassbender is producing an “Assassin’s Creed” movie, while Tom Hardy is set to star in “Splinter Cell.” With “Assassin’s Creed” in particular, the studio has insisted on maintaining some creative control over the adaptation, in part to please fans who crave continuity and also to avoid the debacle that was “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.”
So for now it seems that fans of “Ratchet & Clank” can rest easy. Their favorite characters are in safe hands.
Are you excited for a “Ratchet & Clank” movie? What do you think about the writer choice? Is this something other video game movies should try? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!