Way back in 2013, the first trailer arrived from the highly-anticipated video game adaptation Ratchet & Clank, although it didn't feature any actual footage, serving as somewhat of a parody of the movie itself. Today, Apple has released the first full trailer with our first true look at this adaptation, which features voice actors James Arnold Taylor and David Kaye reprising their roles as the title characters from this hit video game, which shows how this lovable "lombax" and his robot friend first meet. We also get a glimpse at the nefarious villain, Chairman Drek, voiced by Paul Giamatti.
Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy "lombax" who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one's own identity.
The voice cast is rounded out by Bella Thorne as Cora, John Goodman as Grimroth, Rosario Dawson as Elaris, Jim Ward as Captain Qwark, Armin Shimerman as Dr. Nefarious and Sylvester Stallone as Victor Von Ion. The video game adaptation has been set for release on April 29, 2016, where it will go up against EuropaCorp's Nine Lives and Paramount's Same Kind of Different as Me. The animated movie will face even stiffer competition in the following weekend, when Marvel's Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
Kevin Munroe, who is best known for Dylan Dog: Dead of Night and TMNT, is directing alongside Jericca Cleland. Kevin Munroe also co-wrote script he co-wrote with T.J. Fixman (One Night on the Hudson) and Gerry Swallow (Ice Age: The Meltdown). While most video adaptations tend to fail at the box office, Ratchet & Clank could very well put an end to that downward trend.
Along with the trailer, we also have the first poster for Ratchet & Clank, which promises that this dynamic duo will "kick some asteroid" in theaters next spring. Do you think this video game adaptation will fare well at the box office next spring? Let us know what you think after checking out the trailer and poster below.