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Is A New TMNT Movie Ramping Up??

Merrick here...
When last year's TMNT film ended up being reasonably swell received, speculation about a sequel immediately began. Indications said that chances of a new TMNT movie were "50/50" at that time. Seems movement towards another film is now happening. THIS POSTThe official Playmates Toys website is now referencing early work on a new movie project for 2010.''
“Following the success of the ‘TMNT’ theatrical release in 2007, Mirage licensing and Imagi Studios have begun work on a new live-action TMNT film for 2010. It’s the turtles like you’ve never seen them before! Shellalicious!”
Interestingly, the Playmates post was subsequently amended to read thusly:
“Following the success of the ‘TMNT’ theatrical release in 2007, Mirage Licensing is in negotiations with several companies about a new TMNT movie for 2010.”
The reference to "live action" and "Imagi Studios" (who brought us the 2007 CGI film) were completely dropped, as was the word "Shellalicious". It's hard to know (with certainty) what any of this means, altough I suspect another film project is now in motion & whether it's live action or animated (in some fashion) has yet to be determined. I'd also guess everything from a sequel to last year's film...to an unrelated live action restart...is being mulled. After seeing the mind-bending puppet work/animatronics in HELLBOY II, and hearing hints of what Guillermo & Co. have planned for puppetry in THE HOBBIT, part of me would really love to see the Turtles go live-action again. First and foremost, though, the tone of the characters has to be right...an element every TMNT movie has struggled with to one degree or another. More as we know more...

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  • July 17, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    first in a fucking half shell

    by g-ride9000

  • July 17, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    The last one...

    by Judge Briggs

    Was shitty because it was REEEEEEEEEALLLY dumbed down for the kids... pretty shitty. If they do the live-action, bring back Corey Feldman and Haim!!! Lohan is a lez now.

  • July 17, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Maybe this one won't suck?

    by GaiustheBrave

  • July 17, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    go ninja, go ninja, go ninja, go

    by g-ride9000

  • July 17, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    The CGI worked very good for the Turtles.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Yes, animatronics and Make Up made a HUGE leap till the early 1990's, but I think the sequel should be CGI too. Seriously. It was great executed!

  • July 17, 2008, 8:47 a.m. CST

    More Turtles movies can never be a bad thing.

    by Knuckleduster

    Remember the third movie where they go back in time to Japan? Awesome.

  • July 17, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Judge Briggs...

    by GaiustheBrave

    Good idea. And while they're filming this movie they can film a documentary about their realtionship and put it on a cable channel no one watches.

  • July 17, 2008, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Gaius...

    by Judge Briggs

    Haha... perfect... perfect...Perhaps Shia LaBeuof as the Shredder?

  • July 17, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    They should make it x-rated and have some turtle-on-april action

    by TomHooligan

    I actually think the last one came under some overly harsh criticism when it actually was pretty good. Okay, it's for the kids, so it was never gonna really be of too much interest to the older fans, but the Turtle v Turtle fight on the rooftop was actually rather cool if you ask me. Having said that, i think that the script for a sequel will probably be penned with little thought of anything other than money in mind. I'm expecting a paint by numbers movie again here.

  • July 17, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    Also...

    by TomHooligan

    How long are they gonna be teenagers for anyway? Do they not grow old? Middle Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles should be the name of the next one. The main story thread could be their increased disatisfaction with the world around them, sexual exploration, and a slow descent into alcoholism and depression. They should go back in time and get Charles Bukowski to write it.

  • July 17, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    The first one was pretty mediocre.

    by rbatty024

    It had its moments but the nonsensical plot and kung fu April was a little much. I would be open to giving these guys another shot, though. Keep it CGI.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    DerLanghaarige

    by Alkeoholic77

    The creators want to make a live action direct sequel to the last movie but keep the Turtles CGI and actually get Sara Michelle Gellar to play April. Could be good.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Where are we gonna see a new dvd release of the original...

    by FilmFanatik

    ...that's what I've been waiting for. A nice documentary on the making of the movie, deleted scenes, gag reel, stills, all that good stuff. I'm still hoping.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    No live action TMNT!

    by Zarles

    Puppetry is fine for certain films, but these things need to move FAST. They're not just background setpieces or characters that can take their time making their movements - they have NINJA FIGHTS, for chrissakes. Dump the live action approach and keep ramping up the quality of CG to make these movies the best they can be. The last one was a significant step forward that really needs to be expanded on.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    CHILDREN OF FUCKING MEN!!!

    by HoboCode

    Pull my finger.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Cowabunga?..........

    by gregniz

    COWABUNGA!!!!

  • July 17, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    I think I fell asleep in the last TMNT movie

    by Curious Jorge

    Everything was perfect about the movie. CG is the way to go, because you can get the look of the characters just right. Only problem -- the story was boring as hell.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Hellboy style puppets would rock.................

    by crackerfarmboy

    I just don't know if a TMNT reboot would work at this point. If it's less kiddie and more like the comics, I'd be in. TMNT looked good and treated the characters right, but the story was awful.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    B&W Comic

    by Brian

    we need that OLD b&w comic style. Live action. Use elements from the Return to New York story from '89.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    That Shia's so big right now...

    by GaiustheBrave

    I bet he would be the perfect Shredder, if they can get him. Somehow, Shredder comes back, but thanks to a rift in the fourth dimension he comes back as a teenager! And, thanks to rifts in the 5th-11th dimensions he is no longer Japanese! It could work, but they'd have to get Richard Kelly to direct.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    The last one was a fun, decent kids movie

    by Cannabis Holocaust

    It doesn't matter if the original comics were kind of mature, Ninja Turtles are for KIDS. How many adults do you seriously think will go to see a hard PG-13 or R-rated TMNT movie? It would bomb worse than Speed Racer. So stop your bitching and moaning.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Anchorite

    by GaiustheBrave

    Completely agree. Half of the way into Hellboy 2, I started to worry about the Hobbit, and by the time I left the theater I was already mourning its death.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Well, I'll be turtle-fucked... I kid, I kid.

    by MCVamp

    Let's see some Fugitoid!

  • July 17, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    They should really reboot Superman

    by samurai sark

    I was just thinking about it and, c'mon, Superman can't have a kid.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    More GGI, less live action, I want Shredder CGI

    by Stormwatcher

    Seriously.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    This Year's Little Miss Turtle!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Booooo!

  • July 17, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Fugitoid would be awesome.

    by Fawst

    But I'd rather see the original stories. April isn't a fucking reporter, she worked for (a very black, non-Fly) Baxter Stockman. Show us that, with the mousers, and Splinter getting captured, and the aliens that were the inspiration for Krang, and THEN we can get to Fugitoid. Just leave the god damned kids out of it this time. "What kids," you ask? EXACTLY! THERE ARE NO FUCKING KIDS IN THE STORIES! None that have a major part, at least. KEEP IT THAT WAY. (See 'The Lost World' for a good example of how kids ruin movies when they're created out of thin air.)

  • July 17, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    I loved the first and third live action ones

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    and although I thought the story was lacking in the CGI version it is the closest to the original comics in tone. More Turtles WHOOOOO!

  • July 17, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Hopefully it'll have a good script this time

    by lex romero

    The CGI TMNT film had a lot pf promise. The CG really worked well for the turtles, there was some decent fight scenes, they got all the turtles personalities right. Sadly the story was terrible, it was ridiculously complex and convulted for a kids film and made no sense. They set up the return of Shredder in the last one so hopefully they can make a straight up Shredder versus turtles CGI flick next.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    TMNT GOTTA EAT.......

    by Oriba

    ....Pizza Loved the first CGI movie.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Shellalicious

    by RobotDevil007

    With but one word, they summed up the problem with every single TMNT adaptation since the original comic book by Eastman and Laird... Shellalicious? Ugh.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Krang Drinks a beer and cheats on his......liver?

    by Kizeesh

    Personally a live action film is a waste of time, the puppets of the original 4 live action films were great, it was just the story was fairly crap as was the mid 90's BMX bandits style direction.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Shellalicious???

    by Marillion

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth...

  • July 17, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Irrelevancy in a Half Shell.......turtle power.

    by FlickaPoo

  • July 17, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    So, are we allowed to decide who our fav. is this time?

    by larryfilmmaker

    Or do we have to believe that Raphael is the coolest AND strongest... the rebel AND the leader? Seriously... give leadership back to Leonardo. The last movie told us that a vigilante can beat a ninja master who has trained for years if the writer's love him enough. No mover Wolverine symptom... BALANCE THE FOUR OUT!

  • July 17, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    well the director said...

    by Bouncy X

    in a recent interview that there were issues with imagi so they probably wouldnt be involved. and he went on to say he was considerign doing it live action but have the turtles be CGI. he even suggested trying to convince sarah michelle gellar and chris evans to play the live action version of their characters. could be cool, could be bad, patience is a virtue.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    sounds "shella" dumb

    by PotSmokinAlien

    You know they will put famous actors as the turtles if they go live-action. John Leguizamo as Raphael, Dwight from The Office as Donatello, Shia LaBoeuf as Leonardo and let's say the surprise casting of Chewitel Eijofor as a Rasta Michelangelo. Oh wait, they're teenagers. Who knows, in that case, a bunch of shitheads like Josh Peck I guess.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Good Lord

    by darkslab

    Is this what hollywood does now. Just "restart" everything? I thought the CGI film was great, and would have loved to seen a sequel. Now we are already "rebooting" and going live action again? How many "resets" can an audience swallow? Lame.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Reboot the damn thing!!!

    by Slippy

    Live action would be cool, but they have to make it violent and dark like the original comic book.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Actually I just had a good idea

    by PotSmokinAlien

    What if Judd Apatow made a live-action version? Like, Michael Cera as Donatello, Jay Baruchel as Leonardo, Seth Rogen as Michelangelo and James Franco as Raphael?

  • July 17, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    The cgi cartoon sucked ass

    by Rufferto

    Corn ball lame story riddled with to many bad jokes. The character designs sucked as well. It just didn't work for me at all. The trailer was the only good thing about it.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Bring back man in suit turtles!!

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    Ernie Reyes Jr. needs the work.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    The turtles are going to be CGI while the rest of the movie is g

    by Alkeoholic77

    I read it in an interview on newsarama with peter laird a few weeks ago.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    *oing to be live action...

    by Alkeoholic77

    stupid limits in subject line

  • July 17, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Just get Shredder and Krang in there this time

    by RockLobster800

    stick with the CG but dont go farting around with crappy new bad guys-the Turtles have a good nemesis and he's integral to a series about them in my opinion...I mean Batman can have a film without the Joker cos he's got a good rogues gallery, but if you're revamping the franchise Mr.J has to come in at some point (as we can see at the moment)and its the same with any good franchise-a Superman series needs Luthor at some point, a He man series needs Skeletor at some point, and the turtles need Shredder.....There is a good story (albeit ripped from A New Hope a fair bit) with the technodrome, Krang and Shredder that kick started the original cartoon-do something in that vein...just dont balls it up with the tv revamp where shreder was krang or whatever the hell was supposed to be going on there

  • July 17, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    PotSmokinAlien

    by RockLobster800

    with an idea like that, you must be smoking pot...

  • July 17, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Sorry haters...

    by AnakinsDiapers

    ...i just wanted to open with a "hater" reference because i've never had a chance to before, but the growing resentment between raphael and michaelangelo culminating into the rooftop fight in the movie was worth the price of admission alone. Keep the sequel animated, because you can do more with it.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Mr Slippy Fist

    by Rufferto

    I totally agree. It's the only incarnation of tmnt that will always sit well with me. I would also like for a change to have Michaelangelo be the every man instead of the drugged out comedy relief surfer dude he turns into in every other incarnation. They have completely changed Raphael to his personality of the books, it would be nice Michaelangelo got the same treatment. But either way you can still be a care free goof ball without being an obnoxious idiot.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    it worked in 80's when i was 6

    by Rufferto

    but that's about it.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    TMNT was fun so I'm on board

    by darthvedder81

    Sure the plot was a little "saturday morning cartoon" but that's not all that unreasonable given that the Ninja Turtles WERE a saturday morning cartoon. Kevin Munroe definitely has some animation chops so I'd be interested to see where he'd take TMNT2--gotta bring back the Shred dude though!

  • July 17, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I wish they'd do a TMNT movie...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...LIKE THE ORIGINAL COMICS. I'm sick to death of the "Cowabunga!", pizza-scarfing mass-market take on the characters. Not that a TMNT movie needs to be a hardcore, R-rated film, but it'd be nice to have something grittier.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    ANIMATE!

    by ScottinDC

    We all may have a soft spot for the live action films with Corey "my career is dick-dead" Feldman doing a voice; but seriously...other than Elias Koteas as Casey Jones, those movies were ass. The animated version looked great; had some cool fight scenes and (albeit a little convoluted and predictable), remained pretty fun with very solid voice acting (man, I miss Mako already). They proved that animated was the way to go...the premise of TMNT really dictates the exploration of drawn art vs. costumes...it's a more flexible medium and is closer to the essence of the source material. So, unless Sarah Michelle Gellar is getting naked and 'turtle waxed', I vote for animated.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    oops...

    by AnakinsDiapers

    ...in my haste i mixed up my turtles. Leonardo was the wayward son returning to the fold, which sparked the ire of raphael. Raphael would bury michaelangelo pretty quickly.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Live action Ninja Turtles = Holocaust

    by smackfu

    That's right, I said it. I'm equating the extermination of the jews to making another live action ninja turtles movie. I stand by my convictions...

  • July 17, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I thought that animation studio was supposed to do

    by smackfu

    a cgi treatment of Battle of the Planets first?

  • July 17, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Last year's movie - albeit a kiddie flick - was decent IMO

    by SpencerTrilby

    And the ending could lead to something really rad. As in ""radical, dude!". Let's hope the good folks at Imagi stay on board.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    AS LONG AS VANILLA ICE RETURNS..

    by Redfive!

    IM IN.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Yeah, sorry

    by OptimusCrime

    but Hellboy II didn't really get me excited to see a proposed Ninja Turtles movie. Stop throwing Del Toro's name around every chance you get. Hellboy II didn't suck, but it came pretty fuckin close. <P>Del Toro is not the infallible god of cinema that every writer for this site seems to think he is.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    AnakinsDiapers

    by Alkeoholic77

    The fight was between Raph and Leonardo. Not Raph and Mikey... oh god I think I just felt my virginity come back!

  • July 17, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    AnakinsDiapers

    by Alkeoholic77

    Just noticed you correct yourself... but I still have regained my virginity none the less.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Megan Fox wants to do an entire movie in the nude!!!

    by Slippy

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/posts/view/43942/Sexy-Megan-s-secret-ambition/%20target= No offense to TMNT fans, but fuck the turtles. This movie needs to be made now.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    old school take

    by misterorange

    Take it back to the original black&white comics, when it was grittier. I've seen the new toys with the old school turtle style, and it brings back warm and fuzzy memories.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Give it to Kevin Munroe again!!!

    by photoboy

    I thought the CGI film was an excellent continuation from the live action films, and it also worked really hard to be develop the characters while still being faithful to the original (Michael fucking Bay take note). <br><br> I think the only weakness was a lack of Shredder/Krang/Bebop/Rocksteady/Technodrome. If they can fix that for the next one it should be one shell of a film. Sorry, couldn't help myself.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Shia LaBeouf = Casey Jones

    by HANSOLOS_CARBONITEFROZENPENIS

    nuked fridge = Krang's body

  • July 17, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    hahahaah! "Shellalicious!!" FTW

    by Mike_D

    thats the new "has a beer and cheets on his wife".

  • July 17, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Who cares?

    by ebonic_plague

    We only care how to find these celerbities. I found Harry on a celeb and millionaire dating site. Lucky me. Now fuck off.

  • July 17, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    No to Kevin Munroe..............................................

    by crackerfarmboy

    He certainly understood the characters, but he can't write a story for shit. I mean 13 monsters? Immortal Aztec warriors? WTF?

  • July 17, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    The reference to Shellacious

    by indyjonez100

    Is horrendous

  • July 17, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    the pile of shit 80s cartoon...

    by Gungan Slayer

    Thanks to the shittyness of Fred Wolf Animation studios and the craptacular treatment of the TMNT property for the 1980s cartoon we shall never, ever see a real TMNT film. because of that shitty cartoon, the turtles are viewed and considered a kids property, while the original comics which they were based on were far from that. The Ninja Turtles need a dark, PG-13 or possibly R rated live action film to be done right

  • July 17, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    This sounds like a Nationwide Commercial

    by ArcadianDS

  • July 17, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    This sounds like a Nationwide Commercial

    by ArcadianDS

    “Following the success of the ‘TMNT’ theatrical release in 2007, Mirage licensing and Imagi Studios have begun work on a new live-action TMNT film for 2010. It’s the turtles like you’ve never seen them before! Shellalicious!”<P> EDITEDITEDITEDTIEDIT<P> “Following the success of the ‘TMNT’ theatrical release in 2007, Mirage Licensing is in negotiations with several companies about a new TMNT movie for 2010.”<P> "life comes at you fast..."<p> "Nationwide is on your side! HIYAHH!!"

  • July 17, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    ScottinDC

    by Durendal

    The first movie was ass? Don't ever watch a movie again.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    They should do a film based on the TMNT toon..

    by emeraldboy

    tmnt fast forward.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Nick Cage needs to be one of the turtles

    by Spandau Belly

    I'd love to hear him shout that zen-surfer jibberjab all dressed up like a giant turtle waving his arms around and overacting.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    live action Bee Movie style?

    by Bouncy X

    they can do like those little promo clips seinfeld did, where the actors dressed on bee costumes, but do that with the turtles, it would put jim henson's turtles to shame while still being way better than the whatever no name company made them for part 3.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Word from Mirage is....

    by plastroncafe

    "UPDATE. Playmates will shortly be changing their posted statement to this: Following the success of the TMNT theatrical release in 2007, Mirage Licensing is in negotiation with several companies about a new TMNT movie for release in 2010. Now THAT is a rumor I can wholeheartedly confirm (although it's more likely to be early 2011). ;)" From <a href="http://the-5th-turtle.blogspot.com/2008/07/quashed.html">The Fifth Turtle</a> Live action or all CGI again, doesn't really matter to me so long as they keep the same voice talent from the 2007 movie. They were all fantastic.

  • July 17, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Shellalicious? Shellacious!

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Shellacious rolls off the tongue better.

  • July 17, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Hybrid film

    by GilbertRSmith

    Peter Laird has talked about doing a half CGI movie, like CGI turtles, live humans, and a mix of real sets and CGI. The script for the last one was pretty mediocre except for the Leo/Raph feud, which was awesome. I'd like to see director Kevin Munroe return, but maybe with some new writers.

  • July 17, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    The puns, the puns!

    by GilbertRSmith

    Is there like a level beyond a groan for the above post? I'm open to any tone for another TMNT movie. I enjoy the goofy toons and the ultra-violent comics. The characters are strong enough to shine through with any approach.

  • July 17, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    The last one

    by xsi kal

    ...was not horrible. I thought the CGI approach really worked for it, and it looked phenomenal in Blu-Ray.

  • July 17, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    "Reaganomics!"

    by fiester

    But will Corey Feldman be getting any work?

  • July 17, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    "The new TMNT should be dark and R-rated to be done right"

    by Sithdan

    LOL, that's a good one. TMNT is a KIDS SHOW for God's sake. That's like saying the new Charlie Brown or Carebears cartoons should be introspective and brooding. It's marketed towards CHILDREN. Making it some R-rated thriller would defeat its purpose, and who the hell is going to take an R-rated movie about anthropomorphic turtles adept in martial arts seriously???

  • July 17, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was GREAT!

    by Bat185

    A lot of people here are ragging on the first Ninja Turtles movie and I don't understand it. That movie was GREAT. It followed the first storyline in the original Eastman/Laird comics VERY CLOSELY. They only added elements of the cartoon at the time in it for the kids. April STILL worked in and lived above a pawn shop, like in the comics. She just happened to work as a reporter as well. Many of the scenes in the movie were taken directly from the comics.

  • July 17, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Sithdan

    by Gungan Slayer

    yes, obviously that is the case now. but it's because of the shitty 1980s cartoon. That is what solidified TMNT as "kids stuff." The original comics were not that way. They were much more dark and violent. I mean, they fucking cussed and drank beer, among other things.

  • July 17, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST

    TMNT

    by Series7

    Was the best damn Turtles movie. The fight scenes and animation was awesome. Anyone who wants it live action is retarded. That fight scene in the rain with leo and Mike, fucking classic.

  • July 17, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Make it like the first TMNT movie

    by JoeSixPack

    Dark but still OK for kids. And live action of course!

  • July 17, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Cowabanga!

    by Second Try

  • July 17, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Not TMNT specific sequel?

    by Drath

    Didn't they set up Shredder at the end of that animated movie? What's this about live action and like we've never seen them before? They're not continuing that version? Dang, cause I actually liked how that one was done.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Should DEFINITELY be a sequel to the CG movie!!

    by performingmonkey

    I thought it was really good, aside from when the plot got crazy with the 12 monsters being reawakened from another dimension, or whatever it was. The material featuring the Turtles themselves was great, it was obviously made by guys who loved the movies, the comics AND the TV series. They should do a sequel with the Shredder but make the plot less extreme fantasy. The design of the humans needs some work too. Shredder's daughter was cool though, she should return. The Shredder himself should be voiced by someone good, as should the new voice of Splinter (Mako was his voice in the first CG movie and he died last year)

  • July 17, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    The TMNT in ancient Japan...

    by depalma25

    ...is still the best one.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Live action will rock if-

    by WolfmanNards

    the turtles are physical. If the turtles are CG in a live action world, stick a pen in my dickhole. I'd prefer the TMNT full CG style. I actually enjoyed the hell out of TMNT.

  • July 18, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    CGI vs Live Action

    by Raphman

    While I got no problem with live action, and I loved the puppetwork in the first TMNT movie, I think the Turtles are better off in CGI. Just the amount of freedom and the crazy feats they can pull off just makes CGI all the more perfect for them. In regards to a sequel, if one does get greenlit, theres talk it may not come out till 2011.

  • July 18, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST

    The 1990 TMNT was one of the best movies of all time

    by Freakemovie

    Okay, so it shafted Donatello a little. But Leo, Raph, Mikey, April, Casey, and Splinter were all utterly spectacular, plus you've got Sam Rockwell in one of his first movies as a young punk. I love every little bit of that movie and could probably quote the entire thing to you. (By the way, last year's TMNT had a lame story but treated the characters...minus Casey...pretty darn well. I'm looking forward to a sequel.)

  • July 18, 2008, 2:25 a.m. CST

    TMNT CGI was SOOO FUCKING BORING!!

    by BigTuna

    Seriously, I could barely sit through it. It was lifeless, and completely uninspired. Having Shredder gone was a terrible decision. The villain was weak beyond belief.

  • July 18, 2008, 5:26 a.m. CST

    my TMNT pitch

    by Crewman Number Six

    I did this before that shitty CGI film came out. Let's Dark Knight the Ninja Turtles. http://tinyurl.com/63nv4f

  • July 18, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    I would love a new live-action TMNT film

    by That 70s Venom

    the first one was great, the 2nd one was okay, the 3rd one was kinda bad and TMNT was okay... but we need a new live action one

  • July 18, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    It's not a TMNT movie if it doesn't have

    by Second Try

    Krang, Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady, Irma and April O'Neil.

  • July 18, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Don't forget about

    by Second Try

    the Technodrome and Dimension X.

  • July 18, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    And it's not a real Technodrome without

    by Second Try

    972 rooms, a trans-dimensional portal used to transport people (or mutants) and objects between Earth and Dimension X, eyeball missile launchers, 5 (possibly 6) trident-shaped laser cannons, a mounted surveillance eye on the top, a mouser factory, training facilities for Bebop and Rocksteady, three-foot-thick titanium armour, huge tank treads, used to move the Technodrome across land or underground from each location, robot walker legs that can be used instead of tank treads, gigantic saw blades and cutting devices, Pedal Power Generator, large holding cells, earthquake machine, various drilling mechanisms, motor pool area that houses foot bikes and technorovers, trap door in the center of the main control room, star fighter deck that houses technowings, classical japanese dojo rooms, balance control, anti-gravitation generators making the technodrome able to hover slightly above the ground, a disintegrator unit a relay room, an engine room and a laundry room.

  • July 18, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Second Try

    by Raphman

    The TMNT have been going on for almost 25 years now without Krang, Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady, and Irma. They don't need them. Well, they do need the Shredder, but only temporarily.

  • July 18, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    ughhh

    by slkboxrman

    if i had a dollar for every retard that says "rated R" for every single action movie....id be rich... rated R is overRATED