Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes to Produce TMNT Reboot

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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.

'Okay, turtles, my car isn't going to wash itself. Shells off, now!'

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Well this makes me happy. I think a reboot wouldbe good although I liked “TMNT” it really needed better villains. It needed the Shredder or something.

    If they want to figure out an approach to rebooting this they should look at the original comics, and the recent cartoon (minus the Fast Forward seasons). For a Saturday morning cartoon it was kinda dark and very well written. There was true depth to each character, even APril and Casey were interesting…okay well April was. Casey is Casey. Hell the turtles got their shells waxed repeatedly by SHredder before SPlinter helped them get a win.
    And if this is going to be live-action and the turtles will be suits, then pleasde get Weta Workshop or Del Torro's people to do it, with CGI finish a la Ephialtes from “300″

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Well this makes me happy. I think a reboot wouldbe good although I liked “TMNT” it really needed better villains. It needed the Shredder or something.

    If they want to figure out an approach to rebooting this they should look at the original comics, and the recent cartoon (minus the Fast Forward seasons). For a Saturday morning cartoon it was kinda dark and very well written. There was true depth to each character, even APril and Casey were interesting…okay well April was. Casey is Casey. Hell the turtles got their shells waxed repeatedly by SHredder before SPlinter helped them get a win.
    And if this is going to be live-action and the turtles will be suits, then pleasde get Weta Workshop or Del Torro's people to do it, with CGI finish a la Ephialtes from “300″