Ready to kick some asteroid? Sony and Gramercy Pictures have launched the latest clip for Ratchet & Clank, shedding light on how the swashbuckling twosome came to be in the first place.
Set to arrive at the tail-end of April – two short weeks after Insomniac’s rebooted video game marches onto PlayStation 4 – Ratchet & Clank is a cinematic origins story that introduces the fiercest heroes in all the galaxy. Voiced by industry veteran James Arnold Taylor, Ratchet is a charismatic Lombax that spearheads the Galactic Rangers, a crack team of guardians tasked with defending the Solona galaxy.
Joining forces with his trusty – and wonderfully sarcastic – robot Clank (voiced by David Kaye), Ratchet & Clank will have our band of heroes locking horns with Chairman Drek, a galactic menace hellbent on raining down chaos on each and every planet in the entire Solona system. Also on board for the space-faring romp are Paul Giamatti, Daredevil and Jessica Jones alum Rosario Dawson, John Goodman and Sylvester Stallone.
Ratchet & Clank makes a beeline for the big screen on April 29. In order to get up to speed with Sony’s time-honoured mascots, Insomniac’s reboot will release for PlayStation 4 next Tuesday, April 12.
Ratchet and Clank movie 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.