I’ve previously mentioned my love of the old British action/adventure show Thunderbirds and how geeked I was to see it revived on TechTV. Now it appears there’s a live action movie based on the show due to be released next August staring Bill Paxton, Ben Kingsley, Brady Corbet, Anthony Edwards, and Sophia Myles.
In all honesty I wasn’t so sure how well it might work taking a show that used marionettes and translating it into a live-action format. Particularly when one of the things a lot of fans of the show, such as myself, loved about it was the highly detailed miniature sets and vehicle models that they used. Based on the trailer it looks like they’re doing the ships and such in CGI, but maintaining the funky model-ish look the show had. Hell, the whole thing looks like the show with live actors stuck in it. I can’t wait!