The only possible reason I can see for this screen version is the marketing opportunities embodied by the Thunderbirds themselves and their 'super-advanced technology' ships and gadgets.
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"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.