When dangerous situations exceed the limitations of ordinary military and international security forces, the world calls upon the high-tech assistance of International Rescue -- a mysterious band of fearless adventurers and their fleet of awesome, imaginatively engineered vehicles known as: Thunderbirds! Hidden from the world, Tracy Island, a lush patch of land situated in the remote waters of the South Pacific, is home to brilliant entrepreneur and former astronaut Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton) and his five sons. It is also the headquarters of Tracy's top-secret organization, International Rescue -- and it is under siege. Master criminal The Hood (Ben Kingsley) has breached island security, intent on commandeering International Rescue's fleet of five highly advanced rescue vehicles, each designed to accomplish a specific task. Deploying Jeff and his four eldest sons on a mission, The Hood finds his plans obstructed by Jeff's youngest son Alan (Brady Corbet), who will do anything to save the Tracy family and the Thunderbirds. From Working Title Films, Thunderbirds is a live-action feature film based on the hit British television series of the 1960s, which followed the perilous exploits of the Tracy family. Directed by Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: First Contact, Clockstoppers) from a script by William Osborne (The Scorpion King) and Michael McCullers (Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), Thunderbirds was shot on location in the Seychelles and the U.K.
Jonathan Frakes has established himself at the forefront of the science fiction action-adventure genre as a director, producer, and performer. He directed and starred in Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: First Contact, directed family-oriented sci-fi action hit Clockstoppers, and starred in Star Trek: Nemesis. He is perhaps best known as Commander William T. Riker on the Emmy Award-winning series and blockbuster film franchise Star Trek: The Next Generation. He directed several episodes of Star Trek: TNG, as well as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Voyager, Diagnosis: Murder, the pilot episode of The Twilight Zone, and the CD-ROM Star Trek: Klingon. Frakes' production credits include executive producer/director of the hit series Roswell and executive-producer/star of the telefilm Dying to Live. His Goepp Circle Productions is developing the feature Illusion. He appeared on Dream West and North and South, as well as Third Rock from the Sun and Oh Baby (both with his wife, actress Genie Francis). Frakes is also an accomplished trombone player and is featured on the Phish album Hoist.