Genndy Tartakovsky Popeye

Sony Pictures Animation’s Popeye took a big hit when director Genndy Tartakovsky walked away in March of last year, after years of development. But now the studio is preparing to move forward again, with a new writer: Ratchet and Clank writer T.J. Fixman (Ratchet and Clank).  Read More »


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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