Rainmaker Entertainment’s independent production arm, Blockade Entertainment, has recently closed distribution deals for their upcoming CG animated film adaptation of the popular videogame franchises Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper.
Cinema Management Group has closed all rights distribution deals on Sly Cooper in Latin America (Imagem Filmes), CIS (Volga Films), South Korea (Korea Screen), Poland (Kino Swiat), Middle East (Front Row Filmed Entertainment), Turkey (MG Beyond), Israel (FilmHouse), Portugal (Outsider Films), Hungary (ADS Service), Romania (Programs4Media) and Vietnam (Rain Film SDN).
Ratchet & Clank has also been licensed for all rights deals via CMG to CIS (All Media Company), Poland (Kino Swiat), Portugal (Outsider Films), Hungary (ADS Service), and Romania (Programs4Media) with previous sales on the feature having been done for Latin America (Playarte), S. Korea (Joy n’ Contents Group), the Middle East (Eagle Films), Israel (United King), Ex-Yugoslavia (Blitz Film), Bulgaria (A Plus Film) as well as Turkey and Greece (Tanweer).
Both the Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper films will receive promotional and marketing support from Sony’s Playstation Network, which in itself already has a broad reach across 100 million homes worldwide. The Ratchet & Clan film is already under production in Vancouver, and is slated for an early 2015 release. The Sly Cooper film is scheduled for early 2016.