Heavenly Sword to get direct-to-DVD CG movie

Ratchet and Clank isn't the only Sony game to get a film adaptation. PS3 launch game Heavenly Sword will also be getting a CG movie adaptation--albeit a straight-to-DVD effort.

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Ratchet and Clank isn't the only Sony game to get a film adaptation. PS3 launch game Heavenly Sword will also be getting a CG movie adaptation--albeit a straight-to-DVD effort.

According to Variety, Blockade Entertainment, who are also working on Ratchet & Clank, will be working on the film adaptation of Ninja Theory's 2007 action game. The original game followed Nariko, a red-haired warrior that must protect the cursed Heavenly Sword.

A movie based on Heavenly Sword was mulled for quite some time, with Ninja Theory co-founder Nina Kristensen "considering opportunities in creating a CGI movie," back in 2008. However, after Sony canceled development of a sequel, it appears those plans fell through. The original game, although not a runaway critical success, was praised for its performances--particularly for Andy Serkis' motion-captured role.

Resurrecting the IP for a movie may give fans hope for a sequel. Heavenly Sword was last seen in PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale.

From The Chatty

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    April 23, 2013 5:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Heavenly Sword to get direct-to-DVD CG movie.

    Ratchet and Clank isn't the only Sony game to get a film adaptation. PS3 launch game Heavenly Sword will also be getting a CG movie adaptation--albeit a straight-to-DVD effort.

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      April 23, 2013 5:00 PM

      Might be interesting. Might be.

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      April 23, 2013 5:35 PM

      I'll be sure to pick it up when II go out to buy the Oddworld movie.

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      April 24, 2013 8:20 AM

      I had fun with Heavenly Sword, sure it might not have been able to sell the $600 console when it was put up against a better $400 console, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't do anything with this series. In fact I would like to see a sequel one of these days.

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      April 24, 2013 8:35 AM

      i'm surprised that heavenly sword is basically getting a second look after all these years. first with a character in the smash-bros-wannabe, and now this?