Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thundercats Surface in Test Footage for a CG Reboot That Never Was

Test footage for a CG Thundercats movie recently surfaced online courtesy of Flixist. The footage shows a brief scrap between Lion-O and Slithe. The events depicted are strikingly close to those in a series of development shots posted by artist Dave Bullock over at Deviant Art. Bullock said he worked on them in conjunction with Digital Domain for a proposed CG Thundercats film, but the project was indefinitely put on hold. According to a 2007 story from Variety, it was set to be directed by video game art director Jerry O’Flaherty. O’Flaherty worked on such popular titles as Gears of War and Unreal Tournament 3.