Cowabunga! A new Ninja Turtles movie is in the works with Bad Words scribe

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Radical! Paramount has announced that they're developing a new movie based on the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES with BAD WORDS scribe Andrew Dodge set to pen the script. Now, before you go digging for your old Halloween costume and order yourself a large with gummi bears and extra cheese, yes, Michael Bay is involved. According to The Hollywood Reporter who exclusively broke the news, Bay will produce alongside Andrew Form and Brad Fuller by way of their Platinum Dunes label.

It wasn't long ago that Paramount served up two live-action/CGI adventures featuring the Heroes in a Half Shell. The first movie, directed by Jonathan Leibesman and released in 2014, garnered some bodacious returns with $493 million at the worldwide box office. Unfortunately, the David Green-directed sequel, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, showed the rebooted franchise's shelf life with just $245 million earned.

Dodge, who scripted the comedic drama BAD WORDS starring and directed by Jason Bateman, has recently kept himself busy while working on the long-gestating SPACE JAM 2 as well as O' LUCKY DAY, an upcoming project lead by Peter Dinklage.

Welp, what do you think about the idea of Paramount rebooting the Turtles franchise, once again? Is the property shell shocked, or is there still enough pizza left in the tank to present something fun and exciting to a new generation? Is live-action/CGI the way to go, or should they bring back the Jim Henson Creature Shop-designed suits? Can we get Metalhead or Leatherface in this thing? How about the alien pizza monsters? Maybe a proper Baxter Stockman? Hey, maybe they can BUMBLEBEE this thing, eh? Let us know what you think of this news as well as some of your ideas for a new TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.