Ratchet & Clank Film Coming 2015

A computer animated film based on the Ratchet & Clank property is currently in production at Escape From Planet Earth studio Rainmaker Entertainment in association with Blockade Entertainment.  Ratchet & Clank as a franchise has been well-received over the years for its imaginative worlds, platforming mechanics, exotic weapons, and its sharp comedic writing.  As its writing has been celebrated in the past, it’s encouraging to fans that Insomniac–the developer responsible for the games–screenwriter TJ Fixman is penning the script.  Beyond that, Insomniac will be actively involved in the film’s production.


A synopsis of the film was included in the press release announcing its production:

Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they 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’ll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.


Source:  IGN


GTA V and Fuse Delayed

Rockstar’s highly anticipated fifth (numbered) installment in the Grand Theft Auto franchise has been delayed from its initial planned release of spring 2013 to September 17.  The press release states, “The September release date moves the launch back from its original projected release window of spring 2013 in order to allow additional development time.”

Insomniac’s first multi-platform game Fuse has also been delayed to the second quarter of 2013.


Source:  Joystiq–GTA, Fuse