Last year a Ratchet & Clank CGI film was announced for 2015, and now another notable video game franchise has been announced for a 2016 release, Sly Cooper.
A synopsis for the film can be found on the Sly Cooper Movie Facebook page’s About section.
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.
Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment, the animation studios working on the Ratchet & Clank film, will also be working on Sly Cooper.
From the synopsis we can gather that Sly Cooper will be a retelling of the first game, Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, and the VAs for Sly, Bentley, and Murray from the games will be returning. With the same producers and animation studios working on two Sony franchises we might be seeing the beginning of a string of video game adaptations.
Source: Sly Cooper Facebook