VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/13 -- Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. (TSX: RNK) announces that, further to its press releases dated January 7, 2013 and February 20, 2013, the title of its next computer generated feature length film will be Ratchet & Clank®, based on the bestselling PlayStation® video game franchise published by Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC ("SCEA") and developed by acclaimed game developer Insomniac Games. The film is being co-produced with Blockade Entertainment LLC ("Blockade Entertainment") and is currently scheduled for release in early 2015.
"Following fast on the heels of our studio's success with Escape From Planet Earth, we are excited to launch into production on the eagerly anticipated Ratchet and Clank® feature film together with our partners Blockade Entertainment, SCEA and Insomniac Games. Rainmaker is dedicated to pursuing top brands for our theatrical feature properties - and pursuing production associations with top creative entertainment companies to develop and produce them for worldwide release," said Michael Hefferon, Rainmaker's President and Executive Producer.
First released in November 2002, the Ratchet and Clank® franchise has enjoyed tremendous success and quickly became one of the most popular titles in the SCEA portfolio. The game has sold 26 million copies worldwide.
Co-financing was arranged by Entertainment Financial Consultants, LLC dba Film Financial Services and includes Rainmaker as the lead investor. Primary production of the film has begun at Rainmaker's studio in Vancouver.
About Rainmaker Entertainment
Rainmaker Entertainment Inc., a multifaceted animation studio, is one of Canada's largest producers of CG animation. Rainmaker's first feature film Escape From Planet Earth, distributed by The Weinstein Company, was released theatrically on February 15, 2013. For more information, go to www.rainmaker.com.
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