Director Jonathan Liebesman and Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller Talk TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, the Tone, What They Had to Fight to Include

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In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, based on the endlessly popular characters created by comic book writers Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, four Ninja Turtles – known as Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello – must leave their home in the storm sewers of Manhattan and battle evil with the help of their sensei, Master Splinter.  As Shredder and his evil Foot Clan commit crimes and spread fear through the streets of New York, the Ninja Turtles team up with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), in order to thwart Shredder’s diabolical plans for domination.

While at the film’s press day, director Jonathan Liebesman and Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why they decided not to overly sexualize the film, what they were dead-set on including, deciding what they could hold back on, how long it took before they saw the first Turtle brought to life with the first line of dialogue, how hard they had to work to earn everything with the film, possible behind-the-scenes footage for the Blu-ray, and finding the right balance in the tone.  Form and Fuller also talked about what Platinum Dunes has coming out next, film wise, the status of The Monster Squad remake, and working on the script for Friday the 13th, due out in November 2015.  Check out our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles interview after the jump.

Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller Talk Cracking the Tone of New FRIDAY THE 13TH Remake; Reveal MONSTER SQUAD Remake Is Dead

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At the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles press junket this weekend, Collider got the opportunity to chat with Platinum Dunes producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, along with the film’s director, Jonathan Liebesman.  While we will run the full interview closer to the film’s August 8th release date, we did want to share an update on what Platinum Dunes will be going into production on next.

During the interview, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller hinted at a possible third Purge film and said that The Monster Squad remake is dead, but they did talk about where they are in working on another Friday the 13th film, which is already slated for release on November 13, 2015.  While Fuller said that they haven’t yet cracked the tone of the film, Form said that they’re working hard on what this version will be, and that they have a director set.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

THE COLLISION – Episode 20: Horror and FRANKENWEENIE

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This week on The Collision, we talk about horror movies: what defines them, their past, their present, and their future.  What comes after found footage movies?  Are horror movies required to scare us?  How have classic horror films like the Universal Monsters movies changed over the years?  This all leads us into a discussion of Tim Burton‘s Frankenweenie, which proudly pays homage to classic monster movies. And as always, we finish up with our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“Summer 2012 and Lawless), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg, @AdamChitwood, and @DrClawMD (Dave Trumbore). Hit the jump to check out the trailers for this week’s recommendations.

McG Gives Updates on SPRING AWAKENING, TINK, PUZZLE PALACE and More; Says He’ll Take a Baz Luhrmann Approach on SA

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Director McG has had quite the versatile career. He began by working in music videos before making his big screen debut with 2000’s Charlie’s Angels. The pic was a big success, and led McG down a career path that’s included dramas (We Are Marshall), television (pilots for Chuck and Fastlane), and a stab at the Terminator franchise with Terminator: Salvation. McG is now trying his hand at the romantic comedy genre with an action bent in this month’s This Means War starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy. Steve recently got the chance to speak with the director about the film, but McG also gave updates on pretty much every single upcoming project listed on his IMDb page.

The director talked about his adaptation of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening (his passion project), Dead Spy Running with Stephen Gaghan, the Tinkerbell update Tink, his Die Hard-esque project Puzzle Palace, The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League starring Amanda Seyfried, and more. He also informed Steve that his feature version of Ouija doesn’t seem likely to happen anytime soon.. Hit the jump to see what he had to say about his upcoming slate.

Producer Brad Fuller Gives Updates on FRIDAY THE 13TH, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, MONSTER SQUAD, and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

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Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller took to the Twitter machine this weekend to provide updates on Friday the 13th Part II, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, The Monster Squad, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Despite director Marcus Nispel successfully rebooting the Friday the 13th franchise back in 2009, in April 2010 Fuller tweeted that the project was dead.  Today, Fuller tweets that screenwriters “[Damian] Shannon and [Mark] swift wrote a great script. We are ready to go, when new line is ready. But as of yet, they are not ready.”  As for Nightmare 2, Fuller says there isn’t even talk of writing a new script. That’s weird because in May 2010 there was talk of Warner Bros. green-lighting at 3D sequel and Fuller said “Freddy always has a story to tell.”  In his tweeting today, Fuller explained that studios aren’t interested in R-rated horror films and want tentpole films instead.

Hit the jump for what Fuller had to say regarding Monster Squad and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Cousins Mark and Brian Gunn Will Script THE MONSTER SQUAD Remake and JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH Sequel THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND

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Despite having no feature films on their resume, Hollywood has faith in cousins Mark and Brian Gunn to further their franchises.  Paramount has hired the Gunns to pen the script for the remake of The Monster Squad; Rob Cohen (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) is on board to produce and direct Squad, which the studio is hoping to kickstart a family-oriented franchise.  The original 1987 Monster Squad centers around a cadre of kids who try to stop a plot by Dracula, Frankenstien, The Wolf Man, The Gill Man, and The Mummy to rule the world.

Heat Vision reports that the Cousins Gunn most recently worked on the script for the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, which is going now by the name Journey to the Mysterious Island.  Brad Peyton has signed on to direct, with Josh Hutcherson taking over lead duties in the possible absence of original star Brendan Fraser.

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