Michael Bay Set Make Live-Action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie
It seems as though Michael Bay will not stop until every beloved Saturday morning cartoon from the ’80s is made into a live-action feature.
MTV reports that Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes Productions will be producing a live-action take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Paramount Pictures. Bay is about to begin production on a third Transformers movie for Paramount as well.
The new live-action Turtles flick was first announced to the public in New York last spring during a 25th anniversary celebration for the animated series, although Peter Laird, co-creator of the artistically-named crime-fighting foursome, first confirmed rumors of the project back in fall 2008.
There have been several incarnations of the heroes in a half-shell (turtle power!) for the big screen. The first, 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which featured the vocal talents of Corey Feldman and Robbie “Cousin Oliver” Rist, became a millennial cult classic (and also begat a sequel, which was in turn responsible for this). TMNT, the CGI-heavy 2007 take on the franchise, received mediocre reviews, but had a decent box-office showing.
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