Deadline.com has reported that writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have been hired by Paramount to work on a new live action film of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Paramount is rumoured to be looking at TMNT to potentially replace Transformers as its summer blockbuster franchise. Michael Bay has previously said that he’s approaching Transformers 3 as his last film in that franchise so it would make sense that Paramount would consider its post-Transformers summer block buster plans.
Marcum and Holloway’s previous writing credits include the disappointing ‘Punisher: War Zone’ as well as the more successful ‘Iron Man’. The last turtles film to hit screens was the 2007, animated quasi reboot titled ‘TMNT’ directed by Kevin Munroe. ‘TMNT’ was a refreshing tale of the turtles and invested a lot of new life into the franchise.
Personally I would have been thrilled to see the franchise continue as animated film productions, the style of the previous film worked to great effect resulting in an entertaining fun film with high quality animation and a nice gritty edge to it.
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