Several years ago, Warner Bros was working on a big screen version of the 1980s cartoon series "Thundercats." Everything was ready to go and lots of work was put in, but it obviously never happened.
Now thanks to Flixist, we have some footage from the movie. How do we know it's real? Lion-O in the footage looks exactly how he does in the concept art that leaked back in 2009. Check out the footage below.
This version of the "Thundercats" movie is dead, but Warners is not giving up on the property. It is developing an animated TV series, which will premiere later this year on Cartoon Network. And a movie is a possibility if the series turns out to be successful.
tolgaboywrites: on February 14th, 2011 at 5:57:15 PM
looks good but not soooooooooo good
minkowskiwrites: on February 14th, 2011 at 5:59:21 PM
Kind of cool, even if the characters are little like the cartoon...but it's way too Advent Children to have worked mainstream wise. It's good they killed it. They need to go full live-action, not CGI on live-action plates, or whatever the hell that was.
Pretty decent for mock footage. The real deal would probably involve motion capture with real actors and look less like a playstation game. I'd much prefer live-action though, since we've already seen a cartoon version. CGI is still cartoon.
minkowskiwrites: on February 14th, 2011 at 8:28:27 PM
"Pretty decent for mock footage. The real deal would probably involve motion capture with real actors and look less like a playstation game"
I can assure you, the video is a fairly close representation of the real deal. It's what you call a dough draft, a demonstration of a concept. Basically they made this to get an idea what a finished CG film would look like, and because it's CG and not using actors (actors would be easier for live action by far), it's an approximation to the finished film.
Prrof of concept is what they call it, but without all the proper textures, lighting and fully high-res models. And this footage would have never been in the final film. Even the story elemnts would have been likely omitted.