Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is happening again

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is once again getting a reboot, and it means that Paramount and Nickelodeon are back on the drawing board to try to win the crowd again after seeing the performance of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. They are bringing Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) on board to write. Michael Bay was attached as the producer to the last two rebooted films, and he will once again be producing with Andrew Form and Brad Fuller under their Platinum Dunes production company.

Is this bad news for fans who disliked the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles versions? Well, if Bumblebee is any indication, then there is hope. Bumblebee still had Michael Bay on as producer, but it was still Travis Knight behind the wheel. If you’ve watched the film, you could definitely tell the difference. Knight had more love of Transformers G1, and you can see the G1 robots come to life in the film. It also didn’t hurt that it had a wonderful cast and a heartwarming story. Bumblebee grossed $367 million with a $135 million budget. Not too shabby.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became a huge hit with the classic cartoon and the ’90s live-action movie. It was later rebooted with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), with lots of influences from Michael Bay, especially with the casting of Megan Fox. It was panned by critics and had mixed reactions from audiences, but it still made a lot of money with $493 million worldwide from a $125 million budget. The sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, didn’t do as well as the first, but it did make $245 million with a budget of $135 million. It’s still a disappointing number when compared to the 2014 movie.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started off as a comic book series created by Kevin Eastman and Kevin Laird. It featured four mutant turtles named after famous Italian painters from the Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. Taught in the ways of ninjitsu by their Master Splinter, a mutant rat, they must face villains and protect their home of New York City.

Source: Variety

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