‘Godzilla vs. Kong’s Adam Wingard Adapting ‘ThunderCats’
Adam Wingard’s latest film, Godzilla vs. Kong, hasn’t even hit theaters or HBO Max, but he is already eyeing his next major project. According to Deadline, the director is now deadset on adapting the 1985 Rankin Bass animated series, ThunderCats. In previous interviews, he has been open about his passions regarding adapting the animated classic. So, it is great to see him get the chance to make his dreams a reality.
The report states that he will use the animated series as a jumping-off point for his adaptation. It will not be a live-action adaptation but rather a hybrid of CGI and classic animation. It had already been developed by Rideback’s Dan Lin and Vertigo’s Roy Lee for some time. A script was prepared by David Coggeshall, which Wingard will rewrite. It will still take some time before we see anything from the upcoming film.
The original series focused on an alien race, which looked like humanoid cats. Their home planet Thundera was dying. So, they flee their homeworld and end up in a battle with the Mutants of Plun-Darr. Their goal was to capture the mystic Sword of Omens, which is in the possession of the ThunderCat’s leader, Lion-O. They crash-land on a planet known as Third Earth, where they fight the evil overlord Mumm-Ra. The series has seen a few revivals in the past years, such as Cartoon Network’s ThunderCats Roar. It’ll be interesting to see how Wingard wants to adapt to this iconic franchise.