Despite the ghost of video game movies past lurking around, studios are pushing forward with adaptations based on various titles from various companies. Among the offerings, Ratchet and Clank. Ratchet & Clank has been a cult-favorite game series since 2002 when it first hit the gaming market and managed to do business and receive an overwhelmingly positive reception when it made its debut. Ratchet & Clank is now getting a feature film set to be released this year and possibly start a franchise. The film is directed by Kevin Munroe, who will also be helming an adaptation of Sly Cooper.
Here's the basic plot:
The film will be an origin story that retells the events of the original Ratchet & Clank, depicting how Ratchet and Clank met each other as they attempt to save the Solana Galaxy from being destroyed by Chairman Drek and the Blarg. However, the film will expand on various plot points in greater detail, and will also incorporate some elements from later series entries, such as the introduction of Doctor Nefarious and the Galactic Rangers.
The film will be taking a number of hints from the games and will be an action- buddy comedy based on the trailer that was released. Despite this, there are some concerns that the film may rely too heavily on humor to keep the plot moving forward. While this film is in the realm of animated movies, Guardians of the Galaxy has raised the bar for sci-fi action comedies in the future. Ratchet & Clank will have to connect with the core fan-base (gamers) while attracting casual moviegoers. The marketing will most likely be aimed at children who will beg their parents to take them to the theater to watch it. The film will have some competition at the box-office, but there is a chance that it make its money back. We'll see what happens when the film is released in April.