Sly Cooper movie coming to theaters in 2016

Ratchet & Clank movie makers handling Sly project.

A Sly Cooper movie is in production for release in 2016. TMNT director Kevin Munroe is writing and directing the movie, and Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker, who are also doing the 2015 Ratchet & Clank movie, are the companies behind the project.

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Here’s a synopsis, courtesy of the movie’s Facebook page:

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 official website links to a trailer, which at the time of writing is set to private. We’ve attached it below—just in case they decide to tick off that private check.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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