O’Flaherty Takes On Thundercats

Video gaming veteran Jerry O’Flaherty will helm Warner Bros. Pictures CG-animated “Thundercats” feature, based on the popular ’80s cartoon, comic and toy line reports Variety.

O’Flaherty will now work with scribe Paul Sopocy on the script. The origin story expands on the major heroes and villains from the animated series, with the plot focusing on Lion-O coming of age as the leader of the Thundercats.

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.

O’Flaherty served as an art director on such bestselling games as “Gears of War,” “Unreal Tournament 3” and the “Command and Conquer” series. He plans to remain faithful to the “Thundercats” franchise.