How many times can you mutate a bunch of turtles with ninja skills?
Not enough times, as a recent Twitter post by Variety indicates that the comic-book-turned-multimedia pop culture sensation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, may well see another feature film reboot within the next two years.
In the short interview conducted at the recent Critics’ Choice Awards, A Quiet Place producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller revealed that they are currently working on the film reboot of the famed franchise. Form stated that production is looking to start “at the end of the year.”
— Variety (@Variety) January 13, 2019
This supposed TMNT movie is not the duo’s first project in the franchise – they were also at the helm at the recent two rebooted live-action films released in 2014 and in 2016 respectively, working alongside Transformers director Michael Bay.
Those two movies made a combined global box office gross of over US$700 million but received less-than-favourable reviews from critics and fans alike.
Form also added that while there is no director on board yet, the team at Paramount – also the same studio that birthed the previous two TMNT films – “have dates to hit”.
At the time of the interview, Form and Fuller had just walked away with the Best Sci-Fi Horror Movie of 2018 for their efforts on A Quiet Place.
When asked about the decision to have yet another go at the TMNT franchise, Fuller explained that, like A Quiet Place, TMNT is a story about “a family”, and it’s all about “sticking together and supporting one another.”
At present, there are six feature films featuring the ninjutsu-trained, pizza-gorging, shell-armoured quartet of Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michaelangelo, but so far none of them has hit the dizzying heights their animated TV counterparts have.
Could this new TMNT film reboot be lucky seven?
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.