Live-Action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Reboot is Officially Happening

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The last time we heard about someone wanting to dive back into the sewers and reboot those chop sockying, pizza eating teenage mutant ninja turtles, it was September of last year, and since then we haven’t heard much about the proposed reboot. Well drop your linen and start your grinnin’ turtle fans, because it’s happening. Yup, The Mirage Group, which owns the rights to the property, really are moving forward with a reboot of the franchise.

According to Variety, The Mirage Group and producer Scott Mednick are eyeballing a 2011 release date. The movie, which would mark the fifth installment in the franchise, would retell the origins of its turtle heroes, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, who were just ordinary turtles until they stepped into some radioactive green ooze. The reboot would also focus on the turtles’ master Splinter, a rat who learned martial arts while, er, watching his human owner practicing, then taught his mutated turtles. I know, silly, but it worked in a comic book, and sorta worked to in the first movie.

The last time the turtles were on the big screen it was 2007 and completely CG. That movie was about invading aliens or something. I stopped caring about the turtles around the same time they time traveled back to ancient Japan and dressed up as Samurais, but no one noticed. Yeah, that’s how crazy it got there for a while. Maybe this reboot will change all that. Doubtful. It is, after all, still about a bunch of pizza eating mutated teenage turtles. With swords.

Look for the rad dudes in a half shell to return in 2011.

Below: Eye masks are good for hiding secret identities. Not so much when you’re mutated teenage turtles.

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  • http://www.timdiemart.com/ tripur

    I would be excited for this film but for the way hollywood is turning everything into shit right now. The first one was really good, and that’s not just me remembering it as a kid. I watch it now and it was really well done. Good charater portrayal and a good over all feel to the movie. If they can make it with that same type of dark bruding feeling then I might be up for it.

  • http://www.timdiemart.com tripur

    I would be excited for this film but for the way hollywood is turning everything into shit right now. The first one was really good, and that’s not just me remembering it as a kid. I watch it now and it was really well done. Good charater portrayal and a good over all feel to the movie. If they can make it with that same type of dark bruding feeling then I might be up for it.

  • Szule

    I agree the first one was and is still pretty good. I sort of liked how parts of it came straight out of the comics too. Though I don’t think Hollywood is ruining everything, but I am tired that there’s no such thing as original movies anymore. Feels like every movie thats coming out is just a remake of another one, or in some cases a cartoon. Sad thing is some of these seem much better. Though I really see no point to another TMNT movie recapping their origin yet again unless they stayed even closer to the comics this time. I mean if not they why not just a sequel?

  • Szule

    I agree the first one was and is still pretty good. I sort of liked how parts of it came straight out of the comics too. Though I don’t think Hollywood is ruining everything, but I am tired that there’s no such thing as original movies anymore. Feels like every movie thats coming out is just a remake of another one, or in some cases a cartoon. Sad thing is some of these seem much better. Though I really see no point to another TMNT movie recapping their origin yet again unless they stayed even closer to the comics this time. I mean if not they why not just a sequel?

  • sean m hubbard

    I HEARD THEY ARE GOING TO REMAKE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES IN 2011 IT WILL COME OUT I THINK I WILL CALL IT TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 4 RETURN OF THE FOOT

    • sean m hubbard

      I NOW THEY MADE A CGI TMNT MOVIE THAT IS THE 4TH ONE BUT NOT TO ME I SAY LIVE ACTION MOVIE IS THE 4TH ONE TO ME

      • sean m hubbard

        THEY ALSO GOT DRAGONBALL THE MOVIE COMING TO DVD THIS MONTH AND I HOPE THEY WILL MAKE SOON DRAGONBALLZ THE MOVIE

  • http://seanhub1979 sean m hubbard

    I HEARD THEY ARE GOING TO REMAKE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES IN 2011 IT WILL COME OUT I THINK I WILL CALL IT TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 4 RETURN OF THE FOOT

    • http://seanhub1979 sean m hubbard

      I NOW THEY MADE A CGI TMNT MOVIE THAT IS THE 4TH ONE BUT NOT TO ME I SAY LIVE ACTION MOVIE IS THE 4TH ONE TO ME

      • http://seanhub1979 sean m hubbard

        THEY ALSO GOT DRAGONBALL THE MOVIE COMING TO DVD THIS MONTH AND I HOPE THEY WILL MAKE SOON DRAGONBALLZ THE MOVIE

  • Prizm

    The first movie still holds up well and is a surprisingly good script. If they reboot it, I hope they make it dark which the first film was (well it was pretty dark for a kids movie anyway)

  • Prizm

    The first movie still holds up well and is a surprisingly good script. If they reboot it, I hope they make it dark which the first film was (well it was pretty dark for a kids movie anyway)