Vancouver, Canada-based Rainmaker Entertainment and L.A.-based Blockade Entertainment have named an A-list voice cast, including renowned actors Sylvester Stallone and Paul Giamatti, for their upcoming animated film Ratchet & Clank.
The CGI-animated feature is based on the PlayStation video game franchise of the same name, published by Sony Computer Entertainment America and created by Insomniac Games.
Joining the cast are A-list actors Paul Giamatti (Saving Mr. Banks, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), John Goodman (Monsters Inc., Argo) and Sylvester Stallone (Creed, Rambo, The Expendables, Rocky). Also on-board are Bella Thorne (The Snow Queen 2) and Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Daredevil, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief). They join existing voice talent from the Ratchet & Clank video game franchise, including James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: Clone Wars) as Ratchet and David Kaye (Up) as Clank.
Ratchet & Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes who join forces with a team called The Galactic Rangers to save the Solana Galaxy from an alien named Chairman Drek.
The film, currently slated for a 2016 release, is being screened for international distrubutors at the Cannes Film Festival this week.
More than 26 million copies of Ratchet & Clank games have been sold worldwide since November 2002.
Sony Computer Entertainment America plans to roll out Ratchet & Clank, a game that re-imagines the origin story for PlayStation 4 consoles, in tandem with the film’s release.