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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot In the Works, Jonathan Liebesman Close to Direct

February 15, 2012 07:33:23 GMT

The 'Wrath of the Titans' helmer is in negotiations with Paramount Pictures to work behind the lens for the comic book movie which has Michael Bay serving as co-producer.


'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot In the Works, Jonathan Liebesman Close to Direct
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A brand new movie adaptation of famous comic book "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is currently underway. Variety reported that Paramount Pictures is developing the live-action reboot film with "Wrath of the Titans" director Johnathan Liebesman being in talks to work behind the lens.

Plot details of the upcoming remake movie are still sealed. Nonetheless, it is said that the film will be a new reimagining of the iconic comic and cartoon series. Serving as the producers for the project are Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Forn. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, meanwhile, team up to provide the script.

The "TMNT" follows Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, a team of anthropomorphic turtles who live in a storm sewer in New York City. After being taught the art of ninjutsu by their rat sensei Splinter, the four battle criminals and alien invaders though they remain isolated from the society.

Previously, the comic has been adapted to the big screen for four times. The first three were produced in early 1990s by New Line Cinema, while the last one was released in 2007 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The upcoming "TMNT" movie will reunite Liebesman with Bay after they last worked together in 2006's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning". Liebesman's latest movie "Wrath of the Titans" will arrive in the U.S. theaters on March 30.

© AceShowbiz.com




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