According to Variety, Thundercats is being slated for a big screen outing. Famous for having the best theme tune of any cartoon from the 80s, Thundercats still manages to be quite good.
The big news most people are concentrating on is that Jerry O’Flaherty has been marked down as director – his previous career has consisted solely of computer games production. But I think that’s possibly a good thing: he’s obviously a nerd and probably already has all the episodes of the cartoon on DVD.
This is what O’Flaherty has to say on the subject:
But the “Thundercats” story appealed to him, as well as the fact that vidgames are increasingly incorporating lavish animated sequences that mimic pics, making a toon a much easier transition.
“It feels like a natural thing for me to step into,” he said. “Games have come so far now. The last four years of my life have been about bringing the energy of filmmaking into the videogame experience.”
I’ve already mentioned the theme tune, but how good was it really?