TMNT Writers

TMNT Writers

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.

Let us know what you think of a new live action turtles film being in the works, did you like the previous animated outing? Leave a comment in the section below.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.

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