With this news, I can only assume that the rights to every other property in Hollywood have been bought up, and now all that’s left are the rights to semi-obscure 80s films noteworthy for launching the careers of bright young Hollywood talent. The year was 1985, and the movie was Explorers, and now Paramount Pictures smells potential profit in the tale of a trio of teens that somehow build an interstellar spacecraft in their backyard after dreaming every night of the complex circuitry involved. It was a one of a number of movies that came out in the mid-80s about ordinary kids getting into extraordinary adventures, sometimes alien related. And for a pair of Bad Robot alums, it looks like the time is ripe for a rebooted adventure. (more…)
Just when we all thought that Micheal Bay was a safe distance from that dreaded Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, he comes crawling back from the sewers. While the project itself continues to be held back (thank God), a copy of the Bay-produced script made its way to Latino-Review’s El Mayimbe and he released news that somehow went unnoticed for nearly an entire month!
How we ever managed to miss something like this remains a mystery, but according to El Mayimbe’s Twitter this version of TMNT written by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec…
…makes up for Micheal’s name being attached to something held so dear to us older nerds, right? Well if that last tweet made up for all the disappointment you were expecting then this next one may possibly blow your mind:
No Tokka, no Rahzar and no Vanilla Ice, but Bebop & Rocksteady, the mutated henchmen of Shredder. Just those two names alone makes this nerd want to see the movie. But keep in mind that this is the script rumored to be part of the reason the entire production was halted. So while we wait to be disappointed in the next few years we can always look forward to watching Nickelodeon‘s new animated version of our friends and their “turtle power” this September. Check out all the details in the jump.
Paramount has locked down Christmas Day in 2013 as the release date for their new, live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. The production of the film is being handled by Platinum Dunes, and currently Josh Appelbaum and Andrew Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) are revising the script by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man) who wrote a first draft. So far those no further news about the production, but it’s rumored that Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman will soon be signing up for the job.
There’s also no word on what the film might be about, but chances are it will be a dark, gritty, and violent action film in keeping with the original 1984 independent comic and the first 1990 movie. It’s also likely to be a retelling of the origin story and will feature bad guys The Foot Clan led by Shredder.
More news as it develops.
Source: Geek Tyrant