Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman has confirmed on HeavyMetal.com that Imagi and Warner Bros. are in talks to develop a new live-action movie based on the characters.
Yes, it is true. Although the CGI film did well enough to warrent a sequel, there has been much talk between Imagi and Warners to do a better “re-invention” (newest Hollywood buzzword) of the TMNT’s, in a live action film–like what was done with Batman. Back to basics, back to the origin and the intro of the Shredder, etc…there have been talks, trips to Northampton to talk to Mr Laird, and discussions with the original “first” TMNT film director Steve Barron to come back and do it right–but no official word yet…will keep you posted. Best, Kevin
Is this good news? Should we be excited? Or should the TMNT stay in cartoon/CGI form?