Brief Update on TMNT and Monster Squad Reboots

- 01-31-11Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Ahoy fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We have a brief update regarding the rumored live-action reboot. Last year it was reported that Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have teamed up with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company to re-imagine the popular film series. Brad Fuller, a producer from Platinum Dunes, recently stated that he is currently working on “a handful of films”, including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake. Fuller confirms that a script for TMNT is currently being worked on and “hopes to have many more details [for fans] in 4 to 6 weeks.”

The original 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film is far and above the most under-rated cartoon/comic-book adaptation of all time. Though the film is more in touch with the toned-down animated series, its roots are squarely in the original comics created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It sacrificed the kiddie stuff in favor of a darker, more brooding film. It’s been watered down and goof-ified since. I know there is a new generation of TMNT fans, but being how good the original was I do not wish to see it get rehashed.

Knowing that Platinum Dunes (Michael Bay’s production company) is responsible for the film, are any of you excited for the reboot?

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Speaking of Platinum Dunes, they are also putting their cultural death grip on another beloved cult 80′s film. The 1987 horror/comedy film Monster Squad, which followed a society of young pre-teens who idolize classic monsters and monster movies, is also facing a reboot; and Fuller says the screenplay should be ready for review within the next few weeks.

It was a campy 80’s flick, that while loved by some, is not gospel… reboot or not, as long as they keep the fun of the original… I don’t mind so much if it’s remade for today’s modern audience. Not everything from the 80′s was pure gold. Regardless, if they leave out “Wolfman’s got nards!”, I will be very pissed!

source: thedailyblam

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