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2016 may just be the year that the video game movie “curse” is broken once and for all. Assassin’s Creed has lined up a cast and crew that’d be the envy of most prestige dramas, Warcraft looks like a meticulously realized fantasy epic of staggering ambition, and even Angry Birds looks pretty damn cute.

Rounding out that roster now is Ratchet & Clank, the new film based on PlayStation’s hit game. The first trailer has just landed online, and it looks like an enjoyable all-ages ride. Watch the Ratchet and Clank trailer after the jump. Read More »

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It’s surprising that we haven’t yet seen a Ratchet and Clank film from Sony. The game series launched in 2002 on the PlayStation 2, and has carried through two console generations and across multiple handheld systems as one of Sony’s premiere first-party franchises. Cute, furry alien hero Ratchet and his helpful, wise-cracking sidekick Clank are featured in eleven primary titles and a set of remastered HD editions of the first few games in the series.

Those two characters, who tackle interstellar adventures in colorful environments and generally without excessive violence, seem tailor-made for success in media beyond video games. Now they’re getting a movie, complete with some of the original video game voice talent. Check out a cute ‘Duck Amuck’-inspired announcement trailer below.

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