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Kevin Michael Richardson, the voice of Chairman Drek from the first game confirmed he’s not reprising his role in the upcoming movie and (though that’s only speculation) is most likely going to be replaced by a celebrity voice.
That, combined with new design as well as an early tweet from the screenwriter TJ Fixman (“Wait until you guys see what I do with Chairman Drek”) makes me think that the character of Drek might be highly altered, and thus the change of the voice actor might not be just to get a popular name on the poster, but also to fit the “new” Chairman. What do you guys think?
[UPDATE] Michael Bross confirmed he's composing for the game on his Twitter page, however, he's not allowed to reveal any details right now.
Michael Bross composing for the upcoming game
Discussion about which of the series’ composers is the best has been going among the fans for quite a long time. That of course caused endless speculations regarding composer for the upcoming movie and the PS4 game – who’d be the best for the job, who’s most likely going to be picked up and so on. Today, half of the secret has been revealed by none other than Michael Bross, composer for the last three Ratchet & Clank games as well as the Oddworld series. When asked by one of the fans if he’s composing for the Ratchet & Clank movie he replied:
“I’d love to, but Sony has not been in contact with me in regard to the film, though I am in development on the current RC game.”
Who’s composing for the Ratchet & Clank movie is still unknown, though the fact that Bross still haven’t been asked to do the job makes his involvement in it very unlikely.
The final recording session for the Ratchet & Clank movie
The final recording session for the Ratchet & Clank movie took place last week. Official PlayStation Magazine editor Matthew Pellett was a guest in the studio, so we can expect a nice article about the movie soon.
No footage of the game this year?
The PS4 game’s footage is most probably not going to be shown this year, as Insomniac Games is not attending the PlayStation Event in December. When asked about any kind of progress update on IG Forums, one of the Insomniac employees came up with the following statement:
“Development is going great. We are on track for 2015. Game looks really good running in the new engine and on the PS4. Ratchet has a wrench and some weapons that are crazy. Clank is still a robot with a funny laugh.
And that’s it for today, stay tuned for more news and have a qwarktastic day!
Over the course of a last few months some teaser posters for the movie reached the surface. Yesterday collider.com managed to get and share with us yet another one from this year's AFM (American Film Market).
The poster gives us yet another glimpse at the Metropolis, while also showing us some (most probably hostile) robots, pretty similar to those seen in Ratchet: Deadlocked. It's also worth noticing that Insomniac Games logo appears alongside the companies that made the movie. It is unknown if this is going to be used as movie's official poster in the future.
Those of you who missed the previous posters, here they are as well:
What else's out there
> Check Kevin Munroe's (the movie's director) instragram page to see some of his fun Ratchet & Clank halloween sketches, including Frankenclank and 'Qwark Busters'.
> Visit Yancy Young's blog, where you can find some really nice art from the last Ratchet & Clank games made by this Insomniac artist.
> Ever wondered how does Thugs sound in different languages? No? Oh well, check the Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Multilanguage video anyway.
[UPDATE] The rumour turns out to be false as there actually has been a final session for the movie this month, after TJ's and James' chat.
TJ Fixman, the writer for all the PS3 Ratchet & Clank games as well as the upcoming movie left Insomniac Games one year ago and moved to the film industry. However, TJ and James Arnold Taylor (Ratchet’s voice) had an interesting conversation on Twitter lately.
The last tweet by James is pretty interesting. Perhaps he was hoping he will get to work with TJ again at some point in the future, but what if he was referring to an actual upcoming recording session… It cannot be a movie session, since (according to Fixman) the last rewrites of the script followed by the final sessions were done back in March. And since TJ’s not working on any other animated movie (we know about) that would require a voice actor, the only possibility is… Ratchet & Clank for PS4.
Note these are only speculations and no official word about the writer for the game has been given, so don’t treat that as any sort of announcement.
What else's out there
> Former IGN Editor Jeremy Conrad tweeted, that the PS4 game is rumoured to be shown on PlayStation Experience event.
> According to the interview with Brad Foxhoven (linked in one of the previous posts), we can expect the movie’s budget to be $20 million or under.
Well Ratchet & Clank fans, a new dose of screenshots has been found in the depths of Rainmaker site. Take a look at Metropolis and… Well, a pretty controversial design of one of the returning characters...
Also, Ratchet’s picture that might be a part of a new poster acts as one of the site’s buttons.
So, do you like new Drek’s design? Are you excited to see more amazing shots of the beautiful Metropolis, Ratchet flying in his new space ship and all other sorts of epicness in the Ratchet & Clank movie? Tell us in the comments and stay tuned with Ratchet Galaxy for all the Ratchet & Clank news.