According to TMNTlair.com, a banner at CinemaCon clearly read TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES because who the f*ck would call it NINJA TURTLES? You can mess with a lot of things, but take away the TMNT and you just have some boring grown-ass turtles. Put the teenage in and you have four bodacious dudes by the names of Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo who love the pizza and kicking bad guy butt!
There’s also a new writer who has boarded the project, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN’S Evan Daugherty. He’s also scripting the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s DIVERGENT which will star Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley and Ray Stevenson, and KILLING SEASON starring Robert De Niro, John Travolta and Milo Ventimiglia. Initially, I read the name too fast and thought it was Michael Dougherty, whom I adore. Sadly it was not. But I’m sure Evan Daugherty will do just fine. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL) were the first to work on the script, but this will be a rewrite. Is that a good thing???