Thundercats Movie Still Alive? Script Details Emerge

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 6th, 2012 at 5:27 pm,

Thundercats Thundercats Movie Still Alive? Script Details Emerge

Open your desk drawer and file this under “S” for “Skeptical” but it appears that a copy of the Thundercats movie screenplay has hit the web – and thanks to a tip from Grizzlor at Thundercats Lair, we managed to read through a copy. So now we have to answer the looming question: Is this really a true copy of the screenplay for the Thundercats movie? If so, is it the first draft or the rewrite draft?

Insides sources close to the project are telling Screen Rant that Paul Sopocy (It’s Alive) has not only finished a first draft of the Thundercats screenplay, but was hired by Warner Bros. to do a rewrite, which has already been turned in. However, this information conflicts with what we told you back in December about Thundercats being dropped by WB – or does it? In Hollywood, information changes more often than a traffic light.

Word from our source is that Chase Me Productions is going to be the producing studio on Thundercats with WB handling the distribution. Chase Me Productions appears to also be working on Sherlock Holmes 2, Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride, The Brazilian Job, Men in Black 3, Jumper 2 and Five Brothers (the much unneeded sequel to Four Brothers).

Regarding this Thundercats script – if this is truly a legit version of Sopocy’s screenplay, then he has nailed it!

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!!

All of your favorite characters are in the film, along with a few new additional ones: Lion-O, Cheetara, Tygra, Panthro, Wiley Kit, Wiley Kat, Jaga, Mumm-Ra, Slithe, Monkian, Jackal Man, and even Lion-O’s father, Claudus.

TCsLionOClaudus3 Thundercats Movie Still Alive? Script Details EmergeLion-O and his Daddy

For the moment let’s assume that this is a legitimate screenplay for Thundercats. I won’t SPOIL all the fun for you, but here are some interesting notes:

  • There is no mention of Snarf at all – this is good news, because he would quickly become the Jar-Jar of the franchise.
  • Panthro has purple skin – there was some concern of stereotyping him in the 80s as being big, bald and black.
  • Claudus and Grune both appear in the movie (don’t remember them? Just click their names).
  • The Berbils robot bears are referenced but not featured.
  • Monkian and Cheetara have one the funniest interactions in the film.
  • Lion-O is given a love interest, Kaeli , who I’ve never heard of.
  • The film appears to be a hard PG-13 and is left open for a sequel.

For more information on the script, head over to Thundercats Lair and grab a copy for some light reading.

All and all, I’m hoping this is a copy of the rewritten script because it’s pretty damned good. Unfortunately, because Sopocy is most likely under a non-disclosure clause, we won’t be able to confirm if this version is his or not – though time should soon tell if it is real or fake.

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For now I’ll leave you with this great Thundercats fan made trailer:

What are your thoughts on this Thundercats script? Do you think this movie could turn out to be good?

Thundercats the movie is rumored to be hitting theaters in 2012.

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Source: Thundercats Lair and a hat tip to Wikia for their list of Thundercats characters

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  1. I agree, if they did Snarf a little similar to Yoda and made him wise but funny at times it would work. They'd have to avoid making him silly, stupid or campy also they'd need to add some redeeming qualities to him and make him have some heroic parts and not make him cowardly. He could be a little lazy but not cowardly with an “I'm getting a little too old for this” attitude but he needs to be somewhat badass and surprise people with some smart, heroic deeds here and there. Instead of saying “oh, I don't know, Lion-o, I don't know if that's not a good idea” all the time.

  2. just look at avatar and you can have a general idea of how the Thundercats would look like

  3. I agree, if they did Snarf a little similar to Yoda and made him wise but funny at times it would work. They'd have to avoid making him silly, stupid or campy also they'd need to add some redeeming qualities to him and make him have some heroic parts and not make him cowardly. He could be a little lazy but not cowardly with an “I'm getting a little too old for this” attitude but he needs to be somewhat badass and surprise people with some smart, heroic deeds here and there. Instead of saying “oh, I don't know, Lion-o, I don't know if that's not a good idea” all the time.

    • hmmm did you actually used to watch thunder cats …snarf was a huge hero in about 90% of the episodes!

  4. I too thought “humanoid cats” and immediately imagined Avitar style photography. (I saw Avatar in 2-D, and found it quite adequate… still impressive!!!)
    As to Snarf… Thundercats without Snarf is like South Park without Kenny McCormick. Masters of the Universe without Orco was PAINFUL. If you could only pick two characters from the whole group, you would have to choose Liono and Snarf! EVERY other character in the story line is just filler (not to dis the characters – wouldn't dream of it – it's just that they are the back-story, not the plot…)
    These guys would be FANtastic in “Cameron Vision” though!
    Yeah – forget an Avatar 2, do a QUALITY Thundercats!!! (ie: plot, script, actors who can act, etc…)
    And as for Snarf??? He's got more character then 5 of the bad-guys rolled up together! (And don't get me started about Jar-Jar, he saved the whole universe darn-near single handed!!!)

  5. “(And don't get me started about Jar-Jar, he saved the whole universe darn-near single handed!!!)”

    See, now I don't know if you're being serious or not.

  6. May not be the best movie, but I'd certainly pay to watch it!

    Thunder cats Hooooooooo!

    Ps – love the fan made trailer.

  7. I liked 3 cartoons from the 80's. Thundercats, Dino-Riders, The Guyver.
    They already ruined the Guyver with the worst movie ever lol.
    So i wouldnt mind a thunder-cats.
    Then maybe give me some dino-riders.. and ill be set.. T-Rex with a Brain Box, Lazors and a talking frog riding it.. brilliant haha.

  8. I was just thinking about Masters of the Universe. That would be another movie soon made. i remember seeing something about Masters of the Universe being made about 2 years ago on Screenrant, but that was it. This is another movie I'm excited about, and would not be surprised when we hear something about this movie again. Again, thanks Avatar.

    • As long as they don’t do what they did the last time Masters of the Universe was made into a movie. Dolph Lundgren? Frank Langella? That movie was so painful I pretty much cried.

  9. I'm thinking something along the lines of the of Lord of the Rings scenery, with a slice of Avatar special effects.

  10. I used to run home from school to get back to watch this cartoon in time. Of course I'm gonna watch the film.

    Well they are thinking oif making this maybe they should also turn their eyes to making 'The Mysterious Cities Of Gold' film. Just a thought…..

  11. O…M…G!!! I thought I was the only kid who loved the Mysterious Cities of Gold!!!! Good call Paul77!!! Search for the Condor!!!!! There is a lot of esoteric knowledge in that show that was beyond just the entertainment of it. Sort of explained the lines of Nazca(ancient flying apparatus) and the impression that the Ancient Aztec and Maya did have advanced technologies thousands of years ago,similar to the ancient Egyptians. They also implications of Extraterrestrial involvement with the ancient Aztec and Maya. The Condor was cool when they finally found it, a giant golden ancient jet shaped like a bird!

  12. I loved the ending of it too, with his dad saving the day.

  13. I read the script mentioned above. It was good. However, the ONLY way that this movie will be worth anything is if it is NOT PRODUCED IN ALL CGI. This movie needs to be live action and you could have a pretty awesome movie on your hands.

  14. I think that it would be awesome to finally have a movie on this series !! I think even if they gave both snarf and snarfer small rolls in the movie that it would be just as good if not better…So, what about the Lunatacs of plundar would they be in the movie some how?? Remember Chilla, Luna, Amuck, Red Eye, Aluro, Tug Mug and, also what about ma mutt??

  15. I have seen another Thundercats Script online and I am not sure if Warner Brothers is gonna use it……. I enjoyed and really liked the direction the writer went with it. I am trying to find out more about the writer and see if I can give people the site I saw it on

  16. You said there was no mention of Snarf in the movie, yet the trailer has him?

    • If you notice darlin..the writer stated that it was a fan made trailer…therefore the actors depicted in it and the snarf character shown are not going to be correct….duh!

  17. That trailer above is a fan made trailer, it has nothing to do with the movie (which, as far as I know, they haven't even cast yet, let alone shot to make a trailer).

  18. They could put snarf in the movie, but make him a non-speaking pet with a “snarf” sounding meow. Then they could keep the character in without the Jar-Jar effect.

  19. Are you serious with the Thundercats script being good? The script is SERIOUSLY flawed and does not remain true to the show at all. I really hope they scrap this one.

  20. its ok, and i i seen the actors before in different movies like Vin Diesel, the boy and girl that was in spy kids 1-3 or 4

  21. does any 1 still have a copy of this script i’d really like to read it but it was taken down on the link above!!!

  22. Please!!! my email is Boooratt@hotmail.com

  23. Interesting. The concept art has a kind of Conan the Barbarian feel. I hope that’s not what they’re intending.

  24. WTF NO SNARF?
    Snarf saved the day numerous times despite his size. He is a great role-model and in no way the hapless bumbler Jar-Jar was. Seriously disappointing.

  25. The production company’s spend all that money on the movie John Carter with a very young and promising Taylor Kitsch only to see it bomb at the Box Office.They have had many years to come up with a suitable script for Thundercats Movie but they havn’t when we are seeing the likes of G.I.Joe,Transformers and Marvel Super Heros hitting the big screen.If they choose the right Director namely Chritopher Nolan or Michael Bay and hava decent script with A List actors the likes of Vin Diesel,Megan Fox,Shia Lebeouf,Josh Duhamel,John Voight and Willem Defoe and its shot like Avatar in 3D it definitely will be Incredible !!!

    • I hope they stay away from Avator, it’s not for thundercats, there was nothing i liked about avator, i hope thunder go from good to better, not good to nogood.

  26. My List of actors for Thundercats movie: Jaga-John Voight,Panthro-Vin Diesel,Tygra-Josh Duhamel,Cheetara-Megan Fox,Wiley Kit-Ellen Page,Wiley Kat-Jamie Bell and Slythe-Willem Defoe.I havn’t settled on an actor for the role of Lion-O but at the moment I think Shia Lebeouf would get my vote still out on who would play Mum-Ra though? Any suggestions?

  27. I like the thundercats trailer with hugh jackman as tygra and brad pitt as Lion-o! I wish they put it in theatres in 2012! I want to see it! I like the cast members! I would pay to see this movie!

  28. I will more then willing to write the script for thundercats. I’ll even write a trilogy. Tell Will Smith, or WB give me a shot at the THUNDERCAT live action movie script. I’ll even write a trilogy. Currently I’m writing a live action trilogy adaption movie of Pokemon, than Voltron Lion Force. I am a huge fan of Thundercats. Please get back to me.

  29. I say whoever is behind makeing this movie, needs too hurry up, and get done i give it 2 thums up, it’s better then most moves i have seen, im a cat lover.

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