>> “Thundercats” Pounces on a Director

thundercats_post01.jpgVidgame vet Jerry O’Flaherty will helm the studio’s CG-animated “Thundercats” feature, based on the popular ’80s cartoon series, comicbook and toy line.

The project marks the first feature directing gig for O’Flaherty, who served as an 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.

O’Flaherty had been looking to make the leap into movies and was considering several projects, even live action.

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.”

O’Flaherty will now work with scribe Paul Sopocy on the script.

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2 Comments

  1. Craptastic.

  2. why not give this to gainax or production i.g.? cgi cgi cgi…when will it end? they should have put this in the hands of the people who made vampire hunter d: bloodlust and let them run with it. that movie was cool.


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