Ratchet and Clank is getting a movie in theaters by 2015.
Insomniac Games has confirmed that a movie based on their popular platform action adventure game Ratchet and Clank has been slated for a 2015 release. Let us hope they can somehow break the curse of videogame based movies, or this could be dead on arrival.
Videogames and movies have rarely mixed well. Super Mario Bros., while being a highly successful videogame franchise that has kept Nintendo afloat many times, turned out to be a terrible movie. Tomb Raider started out with a silver screen adaptation starring Angelina Jolie, and the first film was watchable for entertainment value if nothing else. The sequel wasn’t worth the price of admission. The same can be said for Mortal Kombat. The only movie series based on a videogame, and that’s putting it loosely, that’s ever been successful was Resident Evil. Most of the time, videogames that get turned into movies don’t turn out well at all.
Having been turned down by Sony, Insomniac Games has turned to Blockage Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment to convert their game series into a feature film. Sony has commented on the reason they turned it down, “the movie business is crazy at times.”
Insomniac Games community lead James Stevenson said in a statement:
“One of the biggest questions we’ve gotten in the last few years is ‘When are you going to make a Ratchet [and] Clank movie?’ The truth is, we’ve wanted to do a movie for a long time! Ratchet [and] Clank‘s action, humor and galaxy-spanning adventures have really been the basis for a fantastic game series, and we think it’d translate perfectly to the big screen.”
While some of us wonder who exactly was asking for a Ratchet and Clankmovie, we can only wait for the movie to hit theaters before the final verdict is in.
Do you think we should have a Ratchet and Clank movie?