I have to wonder if the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie played any part in this, or maybe it’s just down to the imminent tie-in merchandise, but Playstation platformer star Sly Cooper is getting his own movie.
The film is set to bow in 2016 but there’s already a trailer, likely comprised of specially prepared footage. Rainmaker have this out at the Berlin festival where they’re making deals.
There’s some guff in the synopsis about Cooper and his Animal chums being out to rob an evil owl of some magical artefact so, perhaps sadly, he’s not just robbing to get rich. Well, I love a good heist story anyway. Perhaps a few top-tier set pieces could elevate this.
The film has been written and is being directed by Kevin Munroe, previously responsible for the CG TMNT and live action Dylan Dog. On that evidence, this is something of a homecoming from the man and, all being well, he’ll fare better with animation once again.