Well to be honest with you, I’m not sure if I’m sad or just indifferent to this news from Cinematical, which got the word from an LA Times article that Warner Brothers has clarified their “Thundercats” motion picture: it will be entirely CGI (re: animated) and NOT live-action. Now that I think about it, this is probably for the best. How would a live-action version of the movie work, anyway? The characters would just look freaky with their animal traits and whatnot. I mean, the hero is half-lion, for God’s sake.
So once again: “The Thundercats” will be animated, not live-action.
Set against a backdrop juxtaposing science-fiction and fantasy elements, the ThunderCats series tells a good-versus-evil tale of mythic proportions, featuring an equal mix of high-technology and magic, hand-to-hand combat, and a central core of championed values. Its anthropomorphic heroes, the ThunderCats, are pitted against a rag-tag assortment of villains and a demonic wizard named Mumm-Ra on a planet known as Third Earth.
Warner Brothers also confirms that they will be using the script by Paul Sopocy.