Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
The Sly Cooper series of games, developed by Sucker Punch as PlayStation exclusives, has always been one of Sony’s more film-friendly IPs. The games feature an animated visual style and revolve around a trio of friends led by the “gentleman thief” Sly Cooper, himself the latest in a line of master criminals. Now, like Sony’s Ratchet and Clank game series, Sly Cooper is the subject of an animated film by Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment. Like the Ratchet film, there are some design tweaks, but in general a sense of faithfulness to the games. Kevin Munroe (TMNT) directs.
Check out a trailer below.
Sly Cooper should hit theaters in 2016. [THR]
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.