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‘Sly Cooper’ Movie Trailer: Kids Video Game Will Bust Onto the Big Screen In 2016

Remember that Playstation 2 video game Sly Cooper? You know, the one with the anthropomorphized raccoon thief with his turtle and hippo sidekicks, first released in 2002? Well, in case you weren’t aware, the game is getting an animated movie in 2016, and the first ‘Sly Cooper’ trailer and cutesy plot synopsis has been released.

It’s a bit crazy to think this game is getting a CG-animated film, but nonetheless Kevin Munroe, the guy who brought us 2007′s ‘TMNT,’ penned the script for and will direct ‘Sly Cooper.’

The games themselves were developed by Sucker Punch Entertainment and were a series of sleuth games, the fourth released for the Playstation 3 in February of last year by Sanzaru Games, which acquired the rights when Sucker Punch dropped it to further develop those Infamous games. History lesson aside, the film version of this game will center around the orphan-turned-master thief Sly Cooper and his animal buddies.

From the official plot description:

Sly Cooper is a kinetic and comedic heist film that tells the story of Sly Cooper, an orphaned raccoon thief, along with his childhood friends and partners in crime, Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo. In the film, Sly learns of his birth family’s secret legacy; that he comes from a long line of talented and international thieves.

Endowed with this knowledge, Sly and his friends are catapulted into a global adventure as they race to reassemble pieces of an ancient book holding The Cooper Clan’s family secrets before it can fall into the hands of Clockwerk – an evil Russian metallic owl bent on ending the Cooper family line. From romantic Parisian backdrops to the lush mountains of China, gritty film noir meets bright, colorful graphic novels in this origin story of the world’s greatest thief-turned-hero.

The ‘Sly Cooper’ movie is being animated by Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment, who are also working on an animated movie for the Ratchet & Clank video game. Sounds like the start of a new movie-making trend that’ll satisfy gamers and the family-friendly crowds.

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