But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
[Image via Fayesvision/WENN.]
This sounds like a MUCH better idea than a film adaptation!
The best '80s cartoon of all-time, ThunderCats, is getting a modern day, cartoon reimagining, set to air on the Cartoon Network in 2011!
Warner Bros. Animation's Sam Register says:
“In addition to being Warner Bros. Animation’s first anime series, ThunderCats marks our most ambitious foray yet into fantasy. The realism and dynamic visual style we’ve achieved are sure to thrill viewers, and the cool weapons, vehicles and technology should help the show appeal to a diverse audience.”
The story will follow our most beloved Lion-O as he ascends the throne and is a "sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes."
The rest of the statement reads:
"As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.”
We usually hate these shiteous remakes, but we have a good feeling about ThunderCats! It's just what this generation's batch of kiddies needs!