The first trailer for the animated feature adaptation of popular PlayStation videogame franchise Ratchet & Clank has debuted exclusively on Apple iTunes. The film will be released nationwide by Gramercy Pictures on April 29, 2016.
From Kevin Munroe and co-director Jericca Cleland, animated by Canadian studio Rainmaker Entertainment, Ratchet & Clank follows 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 will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.
Munroe wrote the film with original Insomniac Games scribe T.J. Fixman and Gerry Swallow. The voice cast features Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Jim Ward, James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Armin Shimerman and Sylvester Stallone.