Iconic 60s show Thunderbirds set for high tech small screen returnAugust 30th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): The Thunderbirds are set to return to the small screen and this time with hi-tech action scenes.
Creator Gerry Anderson is in talks to buy back the show rights from ITV, after 32 years. The iconic marionettes will now be replaced with computer-generated imagery (CGI).
Id do a series of tests, The Sun quoted Anderson, as saying.
Another way would be to make the puppets in CGI in a way that they looked exactly as they did in the original show.
They would be able to do everything a human being can do so the action would be much more exciting, he added.
The hit Thunderbirds series was aired in 1965-66, with only 32 episodes, and were later made into a film starring Sir Ben Kingsley in 2004. (ANI)