The announcement last year that beloved PlayStation heroes Ratchet & Clank were getting a big screen adaptation was met with cautious enthusiasm. After all, Hollywood doesn't have the best track record when it comes to video game to movie projects.
Then we saw the trailer. And we allowed ourselves to slide from cautious to outright enthusiasm. Now, it would seem that the same people are going to be behind a newly announced Sly Cooper feature film.
Rainmaker and Blockade Entertainment will release the film at some point in 2016.
This trailer was announced on the film's Facebook page, witht the following description for the unitiated.
"Sly Cooper is a kinetic and comedic heist film that tells the story of Sly Cooper, an orphaned raccoon thief, along with his childhood friends and partners in crime, Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo. In the film, Sly learns of his birth family's secret legacy; that he comes from a long line of talented and international thieves."
"Endowed with this knowledge, Sly and his friends are catapulted into a global adventure as they race to reassemble pieces of an ancient book holding The Cooper Clan's family secrets before it can fall into the hands of Clockwerk – an evil Russian metallic owl bent on ending the Cooper family line. From romantic Parisian backdrops to the lush mountains of China, gritty film noir meets bright, colorful graphic novels in this origin story of the world's greatest thief-turned-hero."
Please allow us a moment, our inner twelve year old is currently squealing and it's getting hard to type.