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So wait, does this mean my dream of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Transformers crossover is suddenly a possibility? Doubtful, but I can dream, can’t I? Especially with this news that Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have brought onboard the reboot kings, the boys at Platinum Dunes (Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, led by explosions master and “Transformers” head honcho Michael Bay) to do what they do best — reboot, reboot, reboot!
The plan now is for the Dunesday boys (as they like to be called, I’m told by no one in particular) to meet with potential writers on how best to relaunch the franchise about fighting mutant ninja turtles. Cause, you know, that’s not something you can just throw at the wall and make work. They’re turtles. That are also teenagers. And ninjas. The mutant part, though, is kinda redundant, I guess.
John Fusco was previously writing a draft, but that was before Paramount got a hold of the teenage heroes in a half-shell. It’s safe to say they’ve dumped everything before now, and will be starting all over from scratch.
The only thing we know for sure is that the “TMNT” reboot will be live-action, though the ratings will tell us if this is more of the same or a whole new direction. I still remember how in the last few “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sequels that the turtles didn’t even draw their weapons. It was beyond absurd. Ubersurd, if you will.