Apparently it has finally been greenlighted... Working Title are making it with a rumoured budget of £50m Johnathon Frakes (Star Trek) is to direct it - shooting is expected to begin in March at Pinewood. Framestore, the FX company behind 'Die Another Day' & 'Walking With Dinosaurs' will create the film's visuals. Producer Tim Bevan commented on why it took such a long time to get this project going: "We started work five years ago on this but we could never quite get the script right, and in retrospect, thank God we didn't. The special effects and their cost in particular have moved on so much since then - you can see it between the first and second Harry Potter films. Getting the Thunderbirds craft right is as important as getting the casting right. Thunderbirds 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the heroes of the piece in many ways. We have been faithful in the new designs to Gerry Anderson's original concepts in the way that the new Volkswagen Beetle or the new Mini are to their old ones"