Everyone’s favorite heroes in a half-shell now have a scribe, or more accurately scribes, to write their new movie. Heatvision reports that the team of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have signed to write the script for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” remake that Platinum Dunes is producing for Paramount. The pair have established some nerd-centric credentials recently with “Iron Man” and “Punisher: War Zone”, not to mention the upcoming “Buck Rodgers” and “Highlander” revamps.
The turtles have already been seen in movie and cartoon form since being first published in 1984 and starting out as a parody of Frank Miller’s ninja-filled “Daredevil” run, Chris Claremont’s angst-filled “Uncanny X-Men” run and Dave Sim’s anthropomorphic “Cerebus.” At its height in the late 1980s and early 1990’s, the characters became a worldwide phenomenon.
If the script grows up big and strong all parties involved would like to find a director and begin production next year. I took my second date ever to see the TMNT movie in the theater (I took my first date to “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”), and as someone who grew up with the turtles, I want this to be good, but I can’t help but be skeptical. To put it mildly I have a troubled relationship with Platinum Dunes and their remakes. But I can’t help but be a little excited, and my fingers are crossed for a Vanilla Ice cameo.