Gears of War art director directing Thundercats movie

This just in from our "URGENT BREAKING VIDEO GAME NEWS" department: Warner Bros. has tapped Jerry O'Flaherty – art director on Epic's Gears of War and finalist in the North American name rhyming championships – to direct their upcoming Thundercats feature film.

... Hey, where are you going? Don't worry, it's going to be all CG, no Hollywood actors parading about in furry costumes. Of course, CG is an arena O'Flaherty has a fair bit of experience in, having worked on Gears as well as Unreal Tournament 3 and the Command and Conquer series. Worried this video game vet won't do the Thundercats tale (nyuk) justice?

Fret not! O'Flaherty plans to remain faithful to the franchise, which Variety describes as "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." As long as they work in Mumm-Mutt, you won't hear any complaints from us.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.