'Thundercats' Finds Director (AKA 'Top Thundercat')

October 10, 2007

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With Variety announcing that Jerry O'Flaherty, someone you have no right to have ever heard of, is directing the Thundercats feature, I've done my best to interpret what they've reported in their typical, hard-to-understand Hollywood-speak into understandable language.

Warner Bros. has tapped its top Thundercat.

I have no idea. Possibly sexual.

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" and the "Command and Conquer" series.

O'Flaherty's qualifications include overseeing the drawing of guys holding guns.

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

O'Flaherty desperately wants to stop overseeing the drawing of guys holding guns, and even thought of getting into porn.

But the "Thundercats" story appealed to him

O'Flaherty said anything he had to to get this job, or is a juvenile imbecile.

The property revolves around a group of humanoid cats who must flee the planet of Thundera, which is destroyed. Once crash-landing on another planet, Third Earth, they must thwart Mumm-Ra, an evil sorcerer bent on killing them off.

Thundercats was created for idiot children of the '80s, featuring a nonsensical rivalry between feline and mummy. It doesn't matter who directs this, they're staring dead into the glowing feline eyes of failure.

O'Flaherty to direct 'Thundercats' [Variety]

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