The Thundercats Are Coming

Big hair and hirsute chests are coming back in fashion – even for women.

Warner Bros. Pictures has optioned a script by Paul Sopocy to turn the popular 1983 animated series “Thundercats” into a live action feature reports Variety.

The original series story revolves around a group of humanoid cats who must flee their planet of Thundera after it’s destroyed. Once crash-landing on another planet, Third Earth, they must thwart Mumm-Ra, an evil sorcerer, bent on killing them off.

Sopocy’s script is described as an origin story expanding 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 news comes just weeks after it was announced the studio was also finally moving ahead with a live-action adaptation of other 80’s cartoon smash “He-Man”.