Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot on

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set to get the reboot treatment with a new live-action movie overseen by Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes.

Which has us fair screaming: "Cowabunga dudes!" Deadline report that the producers are set to meet up with writers shortly. Meanwhile, we’re still scratching our heads about who’s behind the reboot.

See, Platinum Dunes are most famous for their R-rated slasher reboots, the most recent being the critically mauled A Nightmare On Elm Street . Could the new Ninja Turtles be set to travel into very, very dark territory?

No word yet, but considering Dunes normally place the emphasis on aesthetic over script, we feel certain the new turtles will look hellacool. We’ve got our three fingers crossed that they manage to boil up a decent screenplay, though.

Previous plans to reboot the series had Paramount set to release a TMNT flick in 2011. They would have used the traditional man-in-a-suit approach as the previous flicks.

That team were also considering using the same Where The Wild Things Are ‘face replacement technology’ for smoother-looking turtles. More on this new project when we get it.

Source: [ Deadline (opens in new tab) ]

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.