According to Deadline, Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon's sister company Paramount has just fast-tracked the long-in-the-works feature film revival of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, hiring scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, two co-writers of the first Iron Man film. Dropping $60 million last year to acquire the global rights to one of the most popular kid's properties of the last few decades, Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon initiated plans for an all-out blitz of all things Turtles. Besides this reboot live-action film, plans are also in the works for a new CGI-based cartoon, as well as an all-new toy line manufactured by old partner-in-crime, Playmates Toys.
Why do all these movie companies insist on taking things from my childhood and attempt to reboot them? I mean if you look at the track record, it isn't very good, (i.e. GI Joe, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, etc...) Can't they just leave well enough alone and come up with something original. That being said, I won't call this an Epic Fail just yet and will save my full review until the movie is finally made. I do think the only hope this movie has though, is for the writers to base the movie off the original comics by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
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