The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been adapted multiple times on the big screen. Most recently, Paramount rebooted the franchise with two films. The 2014 movie was a box office hit, while 2016’s Out of the Shadows was a bomb, leaving the franchise’s future unclear. But now, the heroes in a half shell are staging a comeback.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) is scripting a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are returning as producers. No director is attached yet. It’s not explicitly stated if this is a sequel or another reboot, but the new movie is said to be a “relaunch” of the franchise. So, it’s probably the latter.
The news comes as chairman Jim Gianopulos takes over at Paramount. One of his priorities is to refocus the studio’s big franchises; recent titles in franchises like Transformers and Star Trek had struggled financially. The plan specifically is for TMNT to reach a higher level of quality, as the last two movies were critically panned.
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