‘Thundercats’ Finds a Director

I guess they are actually going to try and make a “Thundercats” adaptation as Warner Bros. has set Jerry O’Flaherty to direct Thundercats for the studio based on the popular ’80s cartoon series, comicbook and toy line.

Who is Jerry O’Flaherty you ask? Well, I wish you wouldn’t have because I have no idea. Variety tells us that he served as art director on such bestselling games as “Gears of War” and “Unreal Tournament 3” for Epic Games and the “Command and Conquer” series from Westwood Studios. How that makes him the right guy for a CG-animated “Thundercats” (yup, not live-action as was previously reported) I have no idea. I am guessing we can look forward to another mediocre CG flick, a la TMNT.

O’Flaherty is expected to work with scribe Paul Sopocy on the script. The story expands 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.

O’Flaherty plans to remain faithful to the “Thundercats” franchise, which revolves around a group of humanoid cats who must flee the planet of Thundera, which is destroyed. Once crash-landing on another planet, Third Earth, they must thwart Mumm-Ra, an evil sorcerer bent on killing them off.