In the process of rearranging their movie line-up, Paramount Pictures set the release date of Platinum Dunes' reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Christmas Day in 2013.
As of right now there are no story details, but I think it's safe to say that it will end up being a Ninja Turtles origin story, and they will end up fighting Shredder and The Foot. We've also heard that it will be a dark, gritty, violent, action film, unlike any other TMNT production we've seen before. At least, that's what I'm hoping for! There's no director attached, but it was previously reported that Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman could end up taking on the radical challenge.
The script is being worked on by a team of writers that includes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man) who wrote a first draft, and then Josh Appelbaum and Andrew Nemec (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol). Michael Bay is set to produce the film.
As a fan of the ninja turtles franchise, I'm incredibly excited to see what comes of this. TMNT began as a black and white comic book series in 1984. It then blew up into mainstream popularity when it became a hit animated series in 1987. After that, we got an awesome live-action film in 1990, and that ended up spawning two live-action sequels, a live-action TV series, a second animated series, and a great CGI feature film.
I have no issues with seeing this new updated reboot of these classic characters. There's so much more they can do with them these days, especially with the technology we have. I really hope this turns out to be a badass TMNT film.
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