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Writers for TMNT Reboot

Iron Man Writers tasked for TMNT Live-Action Reboot.

By Jarrod Sarafin     August 20, 2010
Source: Heat Vision


Leo with his trusty sword in TMNT(2007).
© Warner Bros.

Paramount Pictures has the writers in mind for the live-action reboot of their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise and it's looking like same imaginative team they entrusted for Iron Man. Deadline reports the studio has tasked Art Marcum and Matt Holloway to flesh out a story for the next Ninjas adventure which Michael Bay's shingle Platinum Dunes plans to oversee. This isn't the only high profile writing reboot for Marcum or Holloway because Summit likewise charged them with bringing a new Highlander to the silver screen.

Original TMNT producers Scott Mednick, Galen Walker, and Marina Norman are also on board to supervise the fast-tracking project which Paramount hopes to have in theaters by sometime in 2012.

Plot Concept: Considered one of the most popular kids' television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series, three live-action films distributed by New Line (1990-1993), and a recent CGI film distributed by Warner Bros. The property also has translated into a significant consumer products business, with DVDs, video games, toys and more generating billions of retail dollars.



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Calibur454 8/20/2010 4:28:59 AM

when are the boys at wb going to wake up and realize that Usagi Yojimbo also has good potential for an animated series

madmanic999 8/20/2010 5:30:20 AM

You know what... I have never seen a single Ninja Turtle movie, animated or otherwise, that I didn't enjoy on some level, hell some I outright loved, so I am jacked for whatever comes next.  The only disappointing thing for me is that I really loved TMNT, and saw huge potential for a franchise... I'm bummed there will be no CGI sequel. 

Mayhem101878 8/20/2010 6:18:21 AM

They had a live action series? Well either way I'm looking forward to this

Wiseguy 8/20/2010 6:54:06 AM

Ditto what madmanic said. I also loved TMNT's cgi treatment and was hoping for more. However I'm pleased that they are going ahead with the live action version

TheStormrider 8/20/2010 7:06:00 AM

Why cant I remember a live action series as well?

Was it over-seas or something? 

therockdltj 8/20/2010 7:51:14 AM

the live action tv show was on fox back in 1997-98 i actualy liked it.

gutsmgee 8/20/2010 8:42:51 AM

I'm all for this...As long as we can skip the origin story...again. The Turtles need to move forward with a story. I feel like every time we get a Turtle something or other, it's always the same story with just a little twist. Ok, ok Raph and Leo don't get along, we get it, move on....Either give us new bad guys, or have the ones we already have do something bad for a change....I dunno, it just seems like the whole thing is stuck in neutral.

violator14 8/20/2010 8:47:57 AM

I just have 4 words: "HURRY THE F UP!!!"

Wiseguy 8/20/2010 9:26:15 AM

The live action tv series was called "TMNT the last mutation" I believe and had that female turtle too.

Jetro 8/20/2010 11:09:27 AM

This is actually good news, hearing that the writers from Iron Man have been pegged to do TMNT which hopefully means that it'll be some what related to the comic book material.  Of course, it doesn't mean that they have to use the script once it's done...

At least Michael Bay isn't attached to the project...yet :P

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