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Sly Cooper Sneaks onto the Silver Screen in 2016

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Not content with the upcoming Ratchet & Clank and Heavenly Sword cinematic conversions, production double-act Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment has revealed that its busy beavering away on a theatrical debut for Sly Cooper and crew. The animated movie – which is due out in 2016 – will follow the plot of the first game, as the titular hero joins forces with his light-fingered friends Bentley and Murray in order to recover the pages of the criminal novella the Thievius Raccoonus.

“From romantic Parisian backdrops to the lush mountains of China, gritty film noir meets bright, colourful graphic novels in this origin story of the world’s greatest thief-turned-hero,” reads the film’s official blurb. By the look of the initial artwork, the flick will adopt a slightly more realistic look, as opposed to the cel-shaded style of the games. It’s being penned by Kevin Munroe, who is perhaps best known for the 2007 animated TMNT revival.

The movie’s official website does include a trailer, but the video’s set to private, so we suspect that that will be posted later today. In the meantime, we’ve included all of the currently released promotional images for your viewing pleasure. Would you be willing to break into a theatre to catch a glimpse of the Sly Cooper flick, or are you already sprinting towards your getaway van? Act suspicious in the comments section below.

[via slycoopermovie.com, facebook.com, vg247.com]

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User Comments (11)

Jaz007

#1

Jaz007 said:

Hype hype hype, this is fantastic news. Sly is perfect for a movie.
We could be looking at the greatest animated movie of all time. Murray's design needs some fixing ADAP though. You just made my day.

Epic

#3

Epic said:

I was hoping for a plain animated style but oh well we are still getting a Sly Cooper Movie :D
@get2sammyb Agree Murray looks a bit odd.

Grockumus

#4

Grockumus said:

... wow, a Sly Cooper movie.
Well, can't wait for 2016 to roll around and be reminded of this again!

Visiblemode

#7

Visiblemode said:

Yeah, seeing a lot of bitching on some sites about the "realistic models." Which is weird because they aren't realistic at all, really. I also have affection for the cell shaded look, having platinumed all 4 games I've seen a lot of Sly, but this new look is just a different type of cartoon look, more like Dreamworks CG style.

I think the problem comes down to Sly and particularly Murray's models. Not the style, as much, but the design.

Still though, could be a fun little movie.

spyro202

#8

spyro202 said:

I really hope that they see their chance to put Bradley Cooper for the voice of Sly, Bill Murray for Murray and maybe Megan Fox for Carmelita... Of course, it's better with the original cast but for the puns sake. :)

evildevil97

#11

evildevil97 said:

Ughh... Murray looks awful, and Sly needs his original voice actor. Besides that, it doesn't look that bad, I guess.

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