TMNT Being Fast Tracked at Paramount

TMNT  Being Fast Tracked at Paramount's Nikki Finke is reporting that Paramount has put the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie on the fast track

"I hear that Paramount has hired the writing team of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway for close to $1 million to reimagine the live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," she writes. "'The studio is looking at this as its next huge franchise, like Transformers,' a source just told me.... Paramount's Adam Goodman is fast-tracking and wants a first draft by October so the studio can take it out to directors right away. The speed is understandable since Paramount paid $60 million for the rights to make the movie."

The writing duo recently wrote a reboot script for Highlander, which Summit will produce and which will be directed by Justin Lin. Marcum and Holloway also wrote the first Iron Man.
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Anthrax - 8/19/2010, 6:53 PM
if michael bay is involved tmnt is gonna get srewed over next thing you know there gonna cast megan fox as splinter or something michael bay=EPIC FAIL


and nice find:D
Creature - 8/19/2010, 7:00 PM
I wish it to be based on Kevin Eastman's comic. It was great, and I loved how the turtles looked so Frank Miller. I don't want a child-pandering Transformers all over again. That should have been like G1, this should be like the original comic. Both mediums for that matter would be all too well for general audiences.
airbeyonder18 - 8/19/2010, 7:02 PM
I hope it's good. I've been waiting for a good TMNT movie for a long time.
EdGross - 8/19/2010, 7:03 PM
I thought the CG TMNT movie was excellent. Am I in the minority on that one?
Destroyer14 - 8/19/2010, 7:07 PM
@EdGross It was good, but it was lacking the Shredder. Without the Shredder, it's hard to have a good TMNT film.
jazzman - 8/19/2010, 7:08 PM
bring on the gritty and dark TMNT movie
Destroyer14 - 8/19/2010, 7:11 PM
I want this Shredder to appear.

jazzman - 8/19/2010, 7:15 PM
xBlaze96x - 8/19/2010, 7:17 PM
man u all never know how it could turn out so why say it is gonna fail....?
CorndogBurglar - 8/19/2010, 7:24 PM
@ destroyer

in Eastman and Laird's comics, the original TMNT, Shredder wasn't their worst enemy. In fact, he was only in a few of the early issues and thats it.
odie00 - 8/19/2010, 7:31 PM
yeah they killed the shredder if i remember. i have 4 of the original graphic novels somewhere. but yeah i want to see something similiar to the comic. the new TMNT was just ok. i remember they said it was going to be darker and it actually came out more kiddy. the first live action movie was more hardcore.
LEEE777 - 8/19/2010, 7:36 PM

ie FIRST CLASS... means not good!

Take your [frick]ing time lol.
UnfriendlySpidey - 8/19/2010, 7:37 PM

Yeah...what they said :D haha
bleedthefreak - 8/19/2010, 7:43 PM
LIVE ACTION!!! yes this is great i loved the other movies when i was a kid
Joe6Pack74 - 8/19/2010, 7:59 PM
I wish they would do a Flaming Carrot movie...
jjmeylar - 8/19/2010, 8:00 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
guyver48 - 8/19/2010, 8:06 PM
They should design the turtles to look like this guy's art project:

It would be sooo slick
Mileena16 - 8/19/2010, 8:06 PM
@JJ- jeez contain yourself man ;P
wade1210 - 8/19/2010, 8:24 PM
the reboot should be like this

ecksmanfan - 8/19/2010, 8:38 PM
@Ed- You're not alone. I really enjoyed it. As weird as it sounds, I think the musical score from that film is incredible.
Christuffer - 8/19/2010, 9:37 PM
Awesome! I hope they go thru with this!

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RockNRollCC - 8/19/2010, 11:47 PM
Michael Bay...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAASSSSE stay THE FUK AWAY from this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You ruined my childhood already!!!
Tobuttica - 8/20/2010, 12:28 AM
Hey Fartman, why use the effing worse picture of Jason imaginable. Jason goes to Hell was terrible and the look they used for him was even worse. Ugh. If you would have used a different pic, I might have checked it out, but brought up some bad memories of this being the first Jason movie I watched in the theaters.

Oh, and if Michael Bay was involved in this movie, I'd go see it. I loved Friday the 13th re-whatever, Transformers, most of ROTF, and some of his other movies.

And RockNRollCC, how did he ruin your childhood? Did he go back in time and stick a broom in your bum? Your childhood is over. Was it so bad that Transformers is the only thing good that stuck out? Holy crap with all these douchebags that say he ruined your childhood. Beast Wars, Armada, and RiD ruined Transformers. Bay helped bring it back from obscurity so why not thank him for helping you relive what you loved about being a kid. The current movies are a helluva lot more entertaining that the first 9/10 of Armada, and all of Beast Wars, oh and Beast Machines, and that crap called Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Grow the f&ck up and be a man already!!
dancingmonkey08 - 8/20/2010, 2:23 AM
Im glad there is finally news on this. But I hope its not gonna suck as Bay is involved. Make this movie awesome! They are never gonna have a dark and gritty reboot that is close to the comics but I would even love a movie that is closer in tone to the earlier seasons of the modern day animated series. It was so well made...well, up until TMNT Fast Forward and that season killed it. It was as dark as a kids show could go at times. I mean Shredder got his head cut off by Leonardo in one episode (sure it was a robot body but he [or we] didnt know that at the time). But dont give Shredder the origin he has on the newest animated series. I didnt mind him being an Utrom in the newest series but stick with the original story of the Shredder.

I hope this new 2012 animated series is as good as the 2003-2009 animated series too!

Anyone else like the Turtles Forever TV movie that was on a while back? It was so good with the three different versions of the TMNT

he probably would cast fox as Splinter and Shia laBoeuf s Casey Jones *shudder* stupid Bay

No, I loved it too, it was supposed to be a loose sequel to the original trilogy and it was a fitting end to the original franchise. Loved the animation, ninja fights and the voice work. It was just the villain and plot about the thirteen monsters sorta sucked (even though Patrick Stewart was great in it). There are a tone of other stories from the comics which could of been used without the need for an original plot. It was just a damned shame we will never see a sequel where the Shredder resurrects.

Im sorry but I have to disagree with you there, there is plenty of other good villains that make a good TMNT movie. As Corndogburgular already said, he wasnt that important in the comics. Thats the one thing I hated about the movies and the animated series, Shredder was made the arch-villain of the TMNT when even the original creators of the comic never intended him to be all that important. Dont get me wrong, love the Shredder, badass villain, but there are other great TMNT villains. Shredder is just the most well known. He should be only in one movie in this new franchise. And hell yeah on the 2003-2009 Shredder

You dont sound weird at all, the score was incredible. I got the soundtrack to it but it was a little disappointing that there is only two songs to do with the score on it and the rest are bands that had music in the movie (dont get me wrong, those songs were great too but I would have like a 2 disc set, one with score and one with all the bands). The two tracks from the score on it are great though, "I love being a Turtle" & "Nightwatcher"

damn right LEEE!
marvel72 - 8/20/2010, 2:44 AM
the turtles suck ass.

@ jazzman

if they looked like,what they look like in that picture you posted then awesome.

but they're not,so don't get to excited guys it will more than likely suck.
CorndogBurglar - 8/20/2010, 4:25 AM
What is with people? Michael Bay is not directing this. His production company is PRODUCING it. the article clearly says that they are going to shop it out to other directors.

I swear people don't even read the articles anymore.
Smolo - 8/20/2010, 4:35 AM
@Corn - Certain ppl just like complaining about everything. i.e. Grif :)
thatiscrazy - 8/20/2010, 5:28 AM

The CG one was the best out of all of them =D
CorndogBurglar - 8/20/2010, 5:28 AM
@ smolo

yeah, you're preaching to the choir buddy :)
CorndogBurglar - 8/20/2010, 5:30 AM
@ smolo

yeah, you're preaching to the choir buddy :) but even Destroyer has an editorial about this movie, and in the article he says Bay is directing it. I just don't get it.
thatiscrazy - 8/20/2010, 5:31 AM

That thing is ugly as hell. Its not Teenage Mutant Zombie Turtles. That dude missed the mark on that one.
Destroyer14 - 8/20/2010, 5:59 AM
Yes, I do know about the original comics. I just think that since the Shredder is their greatest nemesis, he should be in it.

@CorndogBurglar I changed that.

@dancingmonkey08 Turtles Forever is the greatest thing to come out of the TMNT franchise. I agree that Fast Forward was not very good. I liked Back to the Sewer. Especially the first episode, where all three Shredders of that series were fighting.
THEMRTERRIFIC - 8/20/2010, 6:05 AM
I wanna see Raphael and Casey BODYCOUNT!!
Christuffer - 8/20/2010, 6:10 AM
For real Tobuttica....everybody else [frick]in posts their cheesy ass junk on here
AlexDeLarge87 - 8/20/2010, 6:48 AM

jazzman@ Bad ass Turtles man!:D
crazyray - 8/20/2010, 6:48 AM
@wade- that was so gd funny!!!!
1st TMNT was the best. 2nd was awesome only for the Vanilla Ice cameo.
Colton - 8/20/2010, 8:19 AM
i did not know they were remaking highlander
jazzman - 8/20/2010, 8:31 AM

we cant denie that Michael Bay does bring the action in movies but remember his not directing the movie hisjust the producer. if they made the TMNT like that image the movie would be great but i dont know what is their idea for the movie i hope they dont look crap.


found the image on the net they look fricking sick :D
RIKSHAWRenegade - 8/20/2010, 8:50 AM
Thomas Jane should be the new Conner MacCloud in the Highlander remake.
RIKSHAWRenegade - 8/20/2010, 8:51 AM
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