Iconic 60s show Thunderbirds set for high tech small screen return

August 30th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI  

Ben Kingsley

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)

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