Sony is bringing another of its popular video game franchises to the big screen, announcing that Sly Cooper would be getting the CG animated treatment for a feature film scheduled to bow in 2016. The news comes from the film’s official Facebook page, where a teaser trailer was just released. Check it out.
Much like the animated Ratchet and Clank film, Sly Cooper will be co-produced by Rainmaker Entertainment and independent studio Blockade Entertainment. It’ll be a heist film featuring other characters from the Sly Cooper universe, including Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo.
“We are working very closely with both Sony and Sucker Punch to make sure we are staying true to the franchise,” said Blockade CEO Brad Foxhoven to IGN. “Since we were altering the look of the characters and world into pure CG, it was important to keep them in the process. This included the script, the characters, models, and the cast. Of course we were nervous about the results, and breathed a massive sigh of relief when they gave their approval. Now we just have to wait for the fans…”
Sly Cooper is being targeted for an unspecified release date in 2016.
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.