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Ratchet & Clank and Heavenly Sword Will Become Animated Films

One's headed to theaters in 2015, while the other is going direct-to-video. Try and guess which is which!

I felt kinda bad about Heavenly Sword getting barely mentioned in these announcements, so I thought I'd be nice and give that game a story screenshot. It was a good game!
I felt kinda bad about Heavenly Sword getting barely mentioned in these announcements, so I thought I'd be nice and give that game a story screenshot. It was a good game!

This morning revealed that Sony has a couple of film projects in the works, each based on one of the company's PlayStation brands. One of those films, and the one taking the lion's share of the attention this morning, is the newly announced Ratchet & Clank film. The one that barely got mentioned outside of a quick note in a Variety article talking about the Ratchet & Clank film is Heavenly Sword, the PlayStation 3 exclusive action game from Ninja Theory.

Both will be computer animated films, produced by Blockade Entertainment, the studio behind the recent animated adventure Escape from Planet Earth. While it's not clear from the story who will be animating the Heavenly Sword movie, the Ratchet & Clank film is currently in animation production at Rainmaker Entertainment.

According to the Variety article, the R&C movie is intended to be an origin story of sorts, aimed at appealing to a mass audience who might not be intimately familiar with Insomniac's game series. However, the film will retain the primary voice talent from the games, including James A. Taylor, David Kaye and Jim Ward.

The Ratchet & Clank film is currently scheduled to hit theaters in 2015. Heavenly Sword doesn't appear to have a targeted release date, but is planned for a direct-to-video release. I've embedded the first teaser trailer for Ratchet & Clank below, if you want to see some "Duck Amuck" style goofiness featuring Ratchet, Clank, and Qwark.

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