Ratchet & Clank hits the big screen in 2015, Heavenly Sword CG film coming as well

Tuesday, 23rd April 2013 14:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has announced a Ratchet & Clank movie will be released in 2015. A Heavenly Sword film, which is CG-animated, will also be released, but will only be distributed via direct-to-home video.

The film is currently in production and is being handled by Blockade Entertainmentwhich is also handling the Heavenly Sword film – and Rainmaker Entertainment with Insomniac playing a “hands-on role with the film’s production, screenplay, character development, and animation consulting.”

Ratchet & Clank writer, T.J. Fixman, who has written all of the recent Ratchet & Clank games, will pen the script.

More information will be announced soon, so until then, have a look at the teaser below.



  1. Moonwalker1982

    Awesome. This could be great, cause i loved the cutscenes and characters in the R&C games. Ok Insomniac and Sony…now please make a proper Ratchet for PS4 and we’re talking.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. polygem

    i hate videogame movies. not a fan of resident evil, tomb raider and all that stuff. not at all. in this case though, since it will probably be an animated movie…i must admit…i am hyped already!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DGOJG

    Oh god why…

    On a lighter note I’m glad they at least made it an animated film using what looks to be pretty much the same engine from the game’s cutscenes. Should be pleasing for fans but not for me.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Liked the trailer, disliked dub step at the end.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. grizzlycake

    This series is perfect for an animated movie. And seeing as Sony has made some quality animated movies before I have high hopes for this one!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    This sounds like the start of the movie/game media crossover…

    Im sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of this next gen.

    What with ‘Knack’ looking like a poor CGI movie by dreamworks, I’m sure Sony et all has a lot more of this planned.

    We have already had some awful CGI movies, Mass Effect, Halo etc… I expect most AAA titles next gen will have some kind of Movie / Clothing Line / Graphic Novel / Game deal running through them.

    It’s pretty much happening now.

    TBH I’d much rather the shit loads spent on hawking crappy figerines and statues was better spent on the game dev.

    I can’t actually name 1 good videogame movie?

    Street Fighter
    Resident Evil
    Tomb Raider
    Mass Effect
    Halo (series)
    Dantes Inferno
    Dead Space

    All awful! :)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. zinc

    @6, You are very grumpy today. Turn for your pc & go frolic in the sun :-)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. diego-rbb-93

    Resident Evil 1 is not a faithful adaptation, but its not that bad, its really Ok.

    “Meh”. Not a real fan of R&C but Jak & Daxter, I love them, and they deserved more. But I cant understand they werent prostituted like Ratched, so they wont get a movie or a new game… I wish they had been. :p

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    Anyone who really played the R&C games knows that this has huge potential to be a great movie. The cutscenes were full of awesome humour and lovable characters. Looking forward to this.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. monkeygourmet


    Im ALWAYS grumpy! ;)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Fin

    I am disappointed JASON STATHAM doesn’t have a starring role :(:(

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Dave Cook


    Or something.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Aimless

    @12 Ratchet & Crank.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Cobra951

    @13: Hahahaha! Thanks for my first laugh of the day. :D

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Stephany Nunneley

    Post update with news of a CG Heavenly Sword direct-to-home video film in there now.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. SplatteredHouse

    Yeah…I don’t know. I’m more about Jak & Daxter, than these robots, but that aside the article here doesn’t mention it, but…

    “It’s meant for a mass audience and not just those who know the franchise,” Foxhoven said, with the film serving “almost like an origin story of sorts,” revolving around “how (the characters) came together.”

    Added Hefferon: “You don’t’ want to alienate the core people that made this franchise so successful, but at the end of the day, the game itself is irrelevant. It’s all about what you’re seeing on that screen. It’s about going to see a fantastic animated movie.”

    The idea of a Heavenly Sword film sounds interesting, though.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    What are the chances we will see HS2 before the movie. Anyway the movies are great to maximize the franchise audience, but as always i fear how they will turn out.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Beta

    Sans All 4 One and Qforce I’ve loved the stories and cutscenes of every R&C game. Rather excited about this ;)

    #18 2 years ago

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