New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Live-Action Movie!

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teenage mutant ninja turtles live action remake New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Live Action Movie!

The re-make machine is now targeting our childhood by bringing back our favorite crime-fighting mutated turtles to the big screen. The project is said to focus on the origins of the team and will bring our heroes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael and the wise master Splinter together for a new live-action adventure.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles celebrate their 25th anniversary next month as we look back at their debut in the 1984 comic book that led to cartoons, a series of live-action films followed by an animated 3-D film, a pile of video games and a ton of toy merchandise (including the awesome Cowabunga Carl Party Van with built-in Pizza shooter! You know what I’m talking about).

As cool as this may be to see another live-action incarnation after 16 years, I’m not sure a modern live-action TMNT film will fly amongst today’s audiences. Nevertheless, I’m excited to see what this movie will bring and I’m sure it’ll correct the disaster that was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.

What do you think of a live-action TMNT remake (not associated with 2007′s TMNT animated movie)?

The movie is scheduled for release in 2011.

Source: Variety

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  1. Im lookin forward to this one. i hope they do it old school tho with a pg-13 rating. way less kitty stuff.

  2. Rob, the vast majority of today’s audience are a bunch of morons!
    Case in point, Vic’s April Fools Day joke & the fact that probably that same crowd watch The Hills and believe it is all real. Rob, I’m guessing you live in the T-Dot, so do I, so you know about that after show. Travesty.

    However, the first TMNT movie is still great! That film is so underrated, the sequels were dumbed waaaayyy down compared to the first film.

  3. I dont care what anybody says about the X-men and Ninja Turtle films. Growing up playing with the action characters and reading about them in comics, and then getting to see them on the big screen is one of the best things that I could ever ask for to relive my childhood. Granted Fox has messed up the X-men, but they help pave (and pay) the way for all the other Marvel super heroes to hit the big screen. TMNT was a let down, but my inner child was still happy to see them.

    We should count our selves lucky. What if super hero movies never came out?

    I can’t wait until it comes out in theatres and I will be the first one there!!!!

  4. lol, SK-47

    Ya, I live in the Greater Toronto Area.

    The first one was the best and I didn’t mind the second. Although, I’ve not watched it in over a decade, heh.

    @ Drew,

    I’ll be there too! :)

  5. I’ll be there. I grew up on the turtles; I am definitely interested to see what they will do with another live-action movie. If it does well maybe we have a revived franchise on our hands…

    My inner child did enjoy TMNT but I hope they could do the turtles justice and create a movie more along the lines of the first two live action movies.


  7. Yeah Rob, the first one was really the best and the best part about it is that it even holds up today. That is taking a comic property, targeting it to kids for merchandise and keeping an edgy feel to it. Basically, it is “doing it right!”

    Think about it, if it weren’t for the kids attachment, that first movie is like any 80s Martial-Arts film. F’N great movie man!

  8. First live action turtles was the best. The 2nd one is cheesy as heck (even though I liked it as a kid, I simply can’t stand to watch it now with Vanilla Ice and the distinct lack of good fight scenes). I thought the 3rd was better than the 2nd but still a cheesy premise. At least Casey Jones was in the 3rd. I also preferred the April from the 2nd & 3rd movies to the 1st.

    The recent CG movie was not bad but a bit disappointing because there was a really great movie in there somewhere.

    If they can make a movie as good as the first live action with the right balance of gritty fights and humor then I’ll watch it for sure.

  9. The Ninja Turtles were definitely my favorite as a kid.

  10. Hmmm, I thought the first one was cheesy but I may be thinking of the sequels. I guess I’ll have to rent the first one, since my age is making me forget. :-)

  11. This new movie could be awesome. But then again they could mess it up horribly. I don’t know.

    They are selling the ORIGINAL turtle toys at Target now. Yeah. The same exact ones from way back when.

  12. i would much prefer it be animated like the previous film, but will wait and see how this turns out

  13. I know this will sound cliche but how about making the movie a bit darker? Like the original TMNT comics were. I think that will work better than a cheesy, kiddie flick (no offense, I love my TMNT but that stuff worked int he 80′s, wouldn’t work now)

  14. @ ogb

    Hollywood doesn’t care about cheese seeing as how they produced DragonFAIL and SF: Legend of Chun LI.

    I can only see this being a fail at this point with nothing else to go on. Hopefully SR will get more info to curb my fear.

  15. @ SIN

    I get what you’re saying but seeing is how bad those 2 movies BOMBED (both in reviews and financially), I don’t think Hollywood will get away with many movies like that (even if FOX gets their hands on it).

    C’mon man, don’t give up already, when we know nothing about it. It can be done (look at Batman, Star Trek), but serious talent will be required.

  16. I liked the first two (first one being the best as everyone has already said). All I remember about the third was that they went back in time to Japan 1700/1800′s.

    I heard that they wanted to make this remake the first live action film right after the release of the CG last year. I would like to see it done, but done right. If their just going to cheese it up, then I will refuse to see it.

    As for if anyone in today’s audience would like to watch it, my two nephews (7 and 4)have the first two films and love them. Even when the CG film came out last year, the theater I work at was crowded by old school fans (like me) and new fans alike. So I do believe that there is an audience out there, hidden in the large crowd somewhere.

  17. Good news guys, looks like they’re sticking with the source material from the original comic books, which I owned and thought were fantastic, dark, moody, and very interesting

    (quote from another website)

    “”””The original dozen comics created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman are some of the best source material one could hope for,” said Mednick, whose exec producing credits include the upcoming “Where the Wild Things Are.” Laird, who bought out Eastman’s share of the property several years ago, said the film will remain true to the spirit of the original comicbooks. He added that the pic may employ face replacement technology, which would allow the turtles to be much more expressive.”””

  18. “Hero’s in a half shell!”

    Definitely looking forward to this one. I seem to be in a minority here, since I liked the first and third Turtle films.

    If what ogb says is true, then we could be in for another great set of Turtle films. How about the Turtles in 3-D?

  19. What’s this 3D craze? I’ve never seen a movie in 3D (except for Terminator attraction in Universal Studios and a lame Shaolin movie back in Russia).

    Is 3D that good? I know James Cameron is using it for Avatar. Have you guys seen any recent movies with 3D? Does it make that much of a difference? Is the technology fully developed?

    (sorry to sidetrack)

  20. ogb,

    same here, i never “got into” the whole 3d formt.

    i saw “monsters vs. aliens” in 3d and admit it was cool, but i just never understood the “craze” for it.

    hell they are even considering “spiderman 4″ to be in 3d

  21. @OGB

    Ig it is true they are basing it off the original comics, which I still have, this could very well be a very “dark” and edgy movie. BUT, I don’t want to get my hopes up. I will wait till the money people talk to Mednick how “we can’t do this” and “we can’t do that” before I get too excited.

  22. @INK

    I hear a lot of good stuff about 3D, how the technology is finally catching up and they can have a “true” 3D movie, but I have to see it for myself I guess. James Cameron knows his film technology and if he’s so excited about it, then that’s a good sign.


    Damn, I wish I had my original comic, lol, probably worth some cash nowadays.
    Yeah, I’m neutral on the whole reboot of the franchise right now, I hear good things but the history of TMNT has not been that great (3rd movie was HORRIBLE, new cartoons don’t have the same feel, video games are pretty crappy).

    I guess we need some more news. So ScreenRant, get on it already!

  23. Who is gonna play the Vanilla Ice role now? K-FED?

  24. K-FED can’t do justice to Ninja Rap

  25. How about Chocolate Ice, or Strawberry Ice? Neopolitan Ice? :-)

    Who on earth is K-FED?

  26. I’m looking for someone to blame, which studio picked this up and said “this might be a good idea?”

  27. Kevin Federline (sp?), Britney Spears ex husband.

    And yes I am ashamed I know that

  28. @ JM,

    Good call on Vanilla, I’m playing the one-line song in my head over and over, lol.

    @ ogb,

    Don’t worry, the news was littered with Spears-K-Fed nonsense for over a year way back when.

    I’m sure they’ll try to get popular actors to play the characters. Look out for Zac Efron and Robert Pattinson! [insert worried facial expression]

  29. The quality of this movie really does depend on the first people that will be attached. Producer/Director will tell us a lot. Studio will tell us a lot too.