Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are making a comeback to the big screen, this time it will be in live action form (again). The Mirage Group is moving forward with a live-action film focusing on the origins of the iconic crime fighters. Last year or so, a CGI TMNT movie came out but from what I saw, I didn’t like it. The 5th live action TMNT movie is set to come out in 2011. I wonder if Vanilla Ice will come back as well and make another appearance? GO NINJA GO NINJA GO!
News coincides with the Turtles’ 25th anniversary celebration, which kicks off Thursday in New York as the first “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film unspools at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Legendary Pictures former chief marketing officer Scott Mednick is producing the new pic alongside Galen Walker, who produced the 2007 computer-animated “TMNT” pic, the most recent installment in the franchise. Peter Laird, Gary Richardson, Frederick Fierst, Eric Crown and Napoleon Smith III are exec producing the film, which is based on the characters created by Laird and Kevin Eastman.
The characters first appeared in a May 1984 comicbook before spawning a lucrative line of toys, cartoons and three films released in the early 1990s. In 2003, the Turtles were reintroduced to a new generation via a TV series, the “TMNT” film and a revamped merchandising program.