The latest entry into the world of video game adaptations for the big screen may come as a bit of a surprise. Animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment and indie production company Blockade Entertainment are teaming up to create a 3D CG-animated feature based on PlayStation’s popular franchise, Sly Cooper. Written and directed by Kevin Munroe (TMNT), the film follows the title character – a raccoon descended from a long line of thieves – along with his friends Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo as they race to assemble pieces of a Cooper family heirloom. The first teaser trailer gives a great look at the new interpretations of the main characters as well as establishing the tone of the film, but fans will be left wondering if Inspector Carmelita Fox is going to make an apeparance. The film is expected to arrive on screens in 2016.
Hit the jump for the Sly Cooper trailer and synopsis.
Based on one of PlayStation’s most beloved franchises, 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.