Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot on

Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes to oversee…

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set to get the reboot treatment with a new live-action movie overseen by Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes.

Which has us fair screaming: "Cowabunga dudes!" Deadline report that the producers are set to meet up with writers shortly. Meanwhile, we’re still scratching our heads about who’s behind the reboot.

See, Platinum Dunes are most famous for their R-rated slasher reboots, the most recent being the critically mauled A Nightmare On Elm Street. Could the new Ninja Turtles be set to travel into very, very dark territory?

No word yet, but considering Dunes normally place the emphasis on aesthetic over script, we feel certain the new turtles will look hellacool. We’ve got our three fingers crossed that they manage to boil up a decent screenplay, though.

Previous plans to reboot the series had Paramount set to release a TMNT flick in 2011. They would have used the traditional man-in-a-suit approach as the previous flicks.

That team were also considering using the same Where The Wild Things Are ‘face replacement technology’ for smoother-looking turtles. More on this new project when we get it.

Source: [Deadline]

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    • TheDRQ

      May 28th 2010, 8:53

      I have to admit, It would be nice to finally see a darker TMNT movie. Don't get me wrong, I find the comical side of the Turtles just as entertaining (Hell I grew up watching the cartoon and playing with the toys), But I have to admit I would love it if someone finally brought that grim, bloody, original Turtles comic Book to screen. By the by...It does seem like they have been trying to get to this for a few years. I don't mean production wise, but In the latest incarnation (TMNT) The Shedder is dead and recently they had an animated movie where they showcased the many generations of the Mutant Ninja Reptiles. The final generation they showed was a nearly spot-on representation of the very first version of the beloved Heroes in a Half-shell.

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    • Rosewood09

      May 28th 2010, 15:20

      really excited by the prospect of this. I recall a series of really dark (and sometimes bloody) series of graphic novels from the US, if they can make a darker film and not aim it at kids it could be great.

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    • Rosewood09

      May 28th 2010, 15:20

      really excited by the prospect of this. I recall a series of really dark (and sometimes bloody) series of graphic novels from the US, if they can make a darker film and not aim it at kids it could be great.

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    • Hadouken76

      May 28th 2010, 16:11

      Name one good thing to come out of Platinum Dunes...

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    • JohnJDuffy

      May 30th 2010, 19:53

      Texas chainsaw the beginning

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