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.
"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.