It looks like another of PlayStation's anthropomorphic heroes is getting a feature film. Sly Cooper, known for his PlayStation 2 titles and more recently, Thieves in Time, is getting the Hollywood treatment.
Announced today via the PlayStation Blog, the storyline is as follows: "Sly Cooper is a kinetic and comedic heist film that tells the story of Sly Cooper, an orphaned raccoon thief, and the adventures of his childhood friends and partners in crime, Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo. In the film, Sly learns that he comes from a long line of talented, international thieves, and is catapulted into a global adventure. Sly races 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 metallic owl bent on ending the Cooper family line."
Sound familiar? It's more or less the storyline behind the first game. Not that that's at all a bad thing.
What is new however, is the CG art design. Producer Rainmaker Entertainment (who are also responsible for the Heavenly Sword and Ratchet & Clank movies) says "when we met with PlayStation to discuss the film last year, we proposed that the CG art style would transfer best in the leap to the big screen. Both PlayStation and Sucker Punch Productions (the original creators of the franchise) were kind enough to give us the chance to make this idea a reality. After a few months of development, the team at Rainmaker, along with Director Kevin Munroe, nailed it."
The movie is slated for a 2016 release. Also be sure to check out the teaser trailer below. Now all we need is a Jak and Daxter flick!