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'TMNT' Reboot to Be Made in 'Batman Begins'-Style

April 28, 2009 09:47:14 GMT

After a new live-action film for 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is officially announced, co-creator Peter Laird offers a few more details of the reboot project.


'TMNT' Reboot to Be Made in 'Batman Begins'-Style
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"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot movie, "Untitled New TMNT Project", will take on similar approach as "Batman Begins". Revealing early plot ideas of the new live-action project to MTV News, co-creator Peter Laird said, "I can say that at this point there are a lot of positive feelings about a 'Batman Begins'-style 'reboot,' which would, of necessity, include a retelling of the Turtles' origin story."

"Having said that, I would also be into an all-new story, if it was decided that that was a more desirable direction," he further continued. "Either way is fine with me, to be honest!" On specific story the new "TMNT" probably tackles, Laird explained, "Simply telling the story of what happened in the first issue of the 'TMNT' comic book would be a pretty short movie, so I suspect other things from the Turtles' history in the comics might be brought into it."

"I would not be unhappy to somehow see the tale of Baxter Stockman and the robotic 'mousers' folded into this movie, as well as some elements possibly setting up the TCRI connection for a possible sixth (or seventh) movie," he moreover shared. "But I think I'm getting a little ahead of myself there." He also mentioned that "Shredder would be a necessity for any TMNT origin story" and both April O'Neil and Casey Jones' characters have also come up in discussions as well.

In Summer 2008, news of another live-action TMNT ran wild after Mirage Group hinted at a possible 2010 release for a new movie. At the time, it was reported that the new film will be made into neither a live-action nor a CGI, instead it will be designed as a "hybrid" in the vein of "Alvin and the Chipmunks". Days earlier, Mirage Group have announced that the movie will indeed be made for a 2011 possible release.

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posted by rex on Apr 14, 2010
argonaut man your wrong you can't ignore all that you have to explain why or it feels as though they'res a gap.A remake is needed because well you have to go back to the root's just because the first two batman movies were good doesn't mean we didn't need a reboot after the shumacher film's.
posted by FROSY on Jan 13, 2010
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 5 COMING OUT IN 2011 WILL BE GOOD IF THE FOOT CLAN COMES BACK
posted by mirage studios on May 04, 2009
tmnt 2 starring joe bros as leonardo andries price as rapheal david bros as dontello and other jonah brother as michealengo selena gomez as venus curtis cregan voice of the shredder terrence howard as master spinter tmnt 2 comes soon to theatres.
posted by ArgonautMan on Apr 28, 2009
I pretty much don't see why they should remake the ninja turtles in the first place; given that the first film was dark and brooding on it's own, but still had moments of humor. Batman Begins and it's sequel were great films, admit, but why not just continue on where the first film left off, erase the continuity of the 2 and 3rd film. That makes a WHOLE lot of sense in terms of being consistent from tone to cinematography. Well there was also the fact that the turtles didn't emote enough on screen, so any new live-action film would benefit from today's new technology. But most importantly, story comes first, so I hope that Laird and co clearly understand that. I highly doubt a 2011 release date because they need to start preproduction NOW rather than LATER. If it were to be released on that date, it will face EXTREME competition against Batman 3 (if said film is gonna be released 2011) and other potential blockbusters as well. I'd like a new TMNT film like everyone else but the fact is with so many high profile movies like Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Hellboy, are people gonna be interested in a new film? Part 2 and 3 almost killed the franchise until the new cartoon came out and later on a CGI film, which I didn't even bother to see because I at the time I felt it wasn't up to the same standard as the first film. At least that film was a moderate success but '07 was a bad year for movies so I'm not listing any other films that weren't even remotely considered seeing. All I gotta say for Laird and co is go for it. But until I see some preproduction work and a trailer, I'm not holding my breath. Peace.

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