Thundercats Roaring On Screen

Credit: Variety

Warner Bros. has optioned a script by Paul Sopocy to take another cartoon from the eighties and turn it into a live-action feature film.

The Thundercats revolved around a group of humanoid cats lead by the mighty Lion-O. Joined by Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, and Snarf who flee from their home planet of Thundera after it is destroyed. They crash land on another planet called Third Earth and immediately must battle the evil sorcerer Mumm-Ra for supremacy.

Sopocy’s script will be an origin story taking the major heroes and villains from the animated series and expanding their story in much more detail. The main plot will focus on Lion-O coming of age into his position as the leader of the Thundercats.

No casting has even been discussed yet as the film is still in early stages, but it is going to happen.