thundercats_logo.jpgAccording to Variety, Warner Bros has optioned a script by Paul Sopocy to turn the popular 80’s animated series and toy line Thundercats into a live-action feature. Sopocy has written the script 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 project was brought to Warner by Palek Patel, Vice President of Spring Creek, the production company that will also produce the live-action adaptation. Warner Bros has owned the rights to the animated series ever since acquiring Telepictures Corp. in 1989.