We’re only left to dream of what might’ve been.
Warner Bros.’ is out correcting reports about THUNDERCATS today. Turns out, the film will be entirely animated/CGI. While this isn’t the worst news by any means (really, it was tough to figure out how they’d do it any other way), it does limit the imagination somewhat. Now we know that this will be aimed at younger audiences, which means likely less revisions to the original story. Expect something along the lines of this year’s TMNT, I’d venture to guess.
So would Thundercats work as a live action film? Call me crazy, but I still say yes. But now we’ll never find out.
Oh well. There’s always Tigersharks, I suppose.
Talk about revenge of the 80s toy lines… and this is one has ENORMOUS potential…
They’re doing it– making a THUNDERCATS movie!!
Here’s the word from Variety:
Studio has optioned a script by tyro scribe Paul Sopocy to turn the popular 1980s animated series and toy line into a live action feature.
Warner-based Paula Weinstein will produce through her Spring Creek Prods. banner, along with Dick Robertson and Lew Korman.
Property revolves around a group of humanoid cats (with feline names like Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro and Cheetara) who must flee their planet of Thundera after it’s destroyed. Once crash-landing on another planet, Third Earth, they must thwart Mumm-Ra, an evil sorcerer, bent on killing them off.
Sopocy has written the script as an origin story expanding on the major heroes and villains from the animated series, with the plot focusing on Lion-O coming of age as the leader of the Thundercats.
Sounds about right to me!!! This could end up being a visually stunning movie… a good mix of CGI and makeup effects is a MUST… but hey, for now, let’s just enjoy the news and wait patiently for the script leak, right?