ENI chatted with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sensei Peter Laird about all things shell-tastic. He gave them some new insights about the next 'Ninja Turtle' movie. Here's an excerpt:
Peter Laird: Since the 2007 'TMNT' movie, we have been talking about doing a fifth film. We are currently VERY close to signing a deal to do a new film, and if it happens, the current thinking is to have it be a live action/CGI "hybrid", which is to say that the Turtles and Splinter (and possibly some other characters which we've yet to introduce) would be rendered very realistically in CGI, while everything else would be filmed in live action.
ENI: Do you have anyone in mind to direct?
Peter Laird: Not really. Steve Barron's name has come up in our early discussions, and I would be happy to see him do it, but as far as I know, right now no one has been picked.
ENI: Would this be a total re-boot or pick up from either the movies in the 90’s or the more recent CGI film?
Peter: We still haven't decided on which way to go. There are pluses and minuses to each approach. Really, we are at the very beginning of talking about the story.
ENI: Is there anyone in particular you are looking at you would like to star in the movie?
Peter: I have said that I think it would be cool to try to get Sarah Michelle Gellar and Chris Evans, who very ably voiced April and Casey, respectively, in the "TMNT" CGI movie, to reprise those roles -- but this time in live action. I think it could be the first time something like that has been done. However, I have no idea if either of them would be interested in doing it, and there are also probably a lot of other actors who could do those parts well. Again, it's very early in the process, and I don't think anyone has been formally approached.
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