After Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows made just $245 million worldwide ($82 million domestically) back in 2016, Paramount decided to put the franchise on hold for a while until they could figure out what to do next. Clearly fans were not particularly pleased with Michael Bay’s vision of the Turtles and they were staying far away from it. Now, after a change in leadership at Paramount, there is a new TMNT movie on the horizon once again. Michael Bay is still involved but they are apparently looking to start fresh with this one. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to THR, Paramount has hired screenwriter Andrew Dodge to pen a brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie to relaunch the brand on the big screen. Dodge is best known for writing Bad Words, a spec script that landed on the 2011 Black List and ended up becoming Jason Bateman’s directorial debut. Since then, he has also worked on scripts for Space Jam 2 and a comedy called O’Lucky Day starring Peter Dinklage.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will once again produce the new TMNT film through their Platinum Dunes banner. The new movie is expected to ignore the previous two films, but what remains to be seen is whether they will retool the designs for the Turtles themselves. Meanwhile, a new animated series called Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will debut on Nickelodeon in September. What would you like to see in a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie?