Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes Producing Live-Action Reboot of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!

     May 27, 2010


Every once in awhile you hear news that in your wildest dreams you would have never predicted.  Today is one of those days.

Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes (Brad Fuller and Andrew Form) are going to produce the live-action reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon!  Yes, Platinum Dunes.  The guys who make hard R horror movies.  Their most recent movie is A Nightmare on Elm Street!  More after the jump:

According to Deadline’s story, the producers are meeting with writers in the near future.  Which means the project is still in the very early stages.

What is not in the story is what kind of tone they’re going for.  Since TMNT is clearly aimed at kids and selling toys, if this is still the plan for the property, this will mark a huge departure for Platinum Dunes.

When we last reported on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the plan was for Paramount to release the movie in 2011 and they were planning on using men in suits like the previous films.  Also, the production was thinking about using the same face replacement technology that helped make that Where the Wild Things Are look so damned fabulous.  Perhaps they still will.

The other thing to know is Viacom (which owns Paramount and Nickelodeon) paid $60 million for the rights to TMNT, which means they are going to get this film made no matter what.  More as we hear it.

So what do you all think about the news?  Can you imagine Michael Bay’s name in front of TMNT!?


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  • Scroticus

    I'm a sucker for Platinum Dunes' remakes, so this makes me very happy…and yeah, first ftw!

  • danielthephantasm

    get bay far away from TMNT he will turn it into revenge of the fallen part 2 he sucks when it comes to adaptations

  • Matt

    It would be nice to have a reboot that was more like the 1st film. I enjoyed that darker, more adult feel

  • http://ciclotimia.blogspot.com/ [A]

    oh man TMNT fans must be getting desperate..

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  • Micky Angelo

    Damn it! I'm in my 30s and i find it impossible to resist the Turtles, even if Bay is involved. Just love those guys!
    Be good to see the ADULT Turtles in action, lose the “Teenage” and make it a little bit more meaty, I saw a great pic that had them look like Adults and looking mean, I would post the link but Latino review doesnt seem to allow them.

    Oh and bring KRAANG, Bebop & Rocksteady!!!! – And Shredder, although wev'e seen him.

  • http://www.theamericandishtv.com/blog/ Monika

    I believe Platinum Dunes will make the movie very exciting. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was good one. So we can expect better than that. I hope they will complete the movie within 2011 .

  • Monkeyhelpertrainer

    Let Sarah Michelle Gellar reprise her role of April O'Neil from TMNT!

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  • Ringbearer1420

    I hope the Turtles mouths still move like their on lots and lots of coke or extacy.

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