Every once in awhile you hear news that in your wildest dreams you would have never predicted. Today is one of those days.
According to Deadline’s story, the producers are meeting with writers in the near future. Which means the project is still in the very early stages.
What is not in the story is what kind of tone they’re going for. Since TMNT is clearly aimed at kids and selling toys, if this is still the plan for the property, this will mark a huge departure for Platinum Dunes.
When we last reported on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the plan was for Paramount to release the movie in 2011 and they were planning on using men in suits like the previous films. Also, the production was thinking about using the same face replacement technology that helped make that Where the Wild Things Are look so damned fabulous. Perhaps they still will.
The other thing to know is Viacom (which owns Paramount and Nickelodeonpaid $60 million for the rights to TMNT, which means they are going to get this film made no matter what. More as we hear it.
So what do you all think about the news? Can you imagine Michael Bay’s name in front of TMNT!?
-I'm not sure if I like this, but it could be worse, I guess...thoughts?