Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Michael Bay Gets His Claws Into Another 80's Kids Franchise - Turtles!

Yep that's right retro fans, yet another much loved 80's cartoon and franchise - Teenage Mutant Ninja (or Hero) Turtles has fallen into the hands of Michael Bay.

Paramount, who picked up all of the rights to TMNT through Nickolodeon recently, has "brought on" Michael Bay and his production company Platinum Dunes to develop the new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that's currently in the works. Platinum Dunes, run by producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, is usually known for making horror movies, mostly remakes, so they're trying something new by taking this on. The producers will start meeting with writers over the next few weeks, which may mean they'll be going at this from scratch again.

Back in April of last year it was announced that a new live-action TMNT movie was in the works, due in 2011 or 2012, and it was being developed by co-creator Peter Laird and (at the time) Legendary Pictures. But then Nickelodeon bought all the TMNT rights for $60 million and then Paramount gained control of the project. Thankfully, producers Galen Walker and Scott Mednick, who spoke at Comic-Con just last year about making this a darker movie inspired by the comics, are still on-board. However, the original script from John Fusco might be thrown out or reworked, but we don't know for sure, since not much else was revealed.

Now all I wanna hear is that Megan Fox is playing April O'Neil!!!

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