Sony has announced that a movies based on Sucker Punch Productions’ Sly Cooper series is being prepped for a 2016 release. The CG animated movie will be directed by Kevin Munroe, the director of 2007’s TMNT, and animated by Rainmaker.
The movies official plot outline can be found below.
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.
Rainmaker is also working with Munroe on the Rachet and Clank movie Sony announced in April of last year.