According to Superhero Hype, the Thundercats will be headed to the big screen! This is the first word of it and no actors, actresses or directors have been officially tied to the project yet. Screenwriter Paul Socopy has been tagged to write the live action feature for Warner Bros., who also recently announced plans for a He-Man movie and the Teen Titans movie I blogged on last week.
Thundercats 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.
Good news for us Saturday morning cartoon fans out there. AndI can't wait to see who they get to play Cheetara (meow!).