In an odd announcement that literally nobody saw coming, Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker studios have officially announced the Sly Cooper movie with a projected 2016 release window.
In an official statement on the Sly Cooper movie Facebook page, the studios outlined a little bit of the plot, including the return of Clockwerk.
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.
The movie has writer/director Kevin Munroe (TMNT) attached to helm the film, and the second game franchise to be reworked for film by Rainmaker and Blockade Entertainment who are handling the Ratchet & Clank (2015) adaptation.
Although CG adaptations are the way to go for these two franchises, it will be interesting to see if they hold enough water to bring in big budget box office dollars.