Press release and teaser trailer below…
Canadian computer animation and design company Rainmaker Entertainment and independent production company Blockade Entertainment are teaming with ‘TMNT’ director Kevin Munroe to create a CG-Stereoscopic animated theatrical feature film based on the highly successful PlayStation franchise ‘Sly Cooper.’
Planned for release in early 2016, the film is written and directed by Munroe and produced by Blockade’s CEO Brad Foxhoven and VP of Development David Wohl along with Rainmaker’s Kim Dent Wilder. Rainmaker President Michael Hefferon is serving as Executive Producer.
‘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, colourful graphic novels in this origin story of the world’s greatest thief-turned-hero.
Currently in production on ‘Ratchet & Clank,’ ‘Sly Cooper’ marks the second film being produced by Rainmaker and Blockade that is based on a PlayStation franchise. The announcement was followed by a teaser trailer, which you can check out below. Both films are being represented internationally by Cinema Management Group, who will be showing footage from the films at the up-coming European Film Market in Berlin next month.
Originally launched in September 2002, the ‘Sly Cooper’ series of games has gone on to become a multimillion unit selling game franchise for Sony Computer Entertainment America, spawning four full-featured games spanning PlayStion2 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, a comic book series and various merchandise over the past ten years.