Paramount Developing New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie
Paramount has kept its live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise on the shelf for several years now, after Out of the Shadows performed poorly at the box office, pulling in only $245 million worldwide. That’s a pretty big drop from the 2014 original, which grossed nearly half a billion. And so, it’s understandable that we haven’t heard much about the series lately.
But it seems the studio hasn’t totally lost faith in it just yet. Speaking to ComicBook.com over the weekend at Comic-Con, co-creator Kevin Eastman revealed that Paramount is working on a new movie for the gang, and he believes it’s going to be pretty special.
“Stay tuned,” Eastman teased. “It is a work in progress cause, you know, the experiences and so the fans reactions plus and minus to the 2014, 2016 movie, uh, Paramount I believe had taken those to heart and where they’d like to see the next reiteration go to so I think its going to be a next level type of stuff which I’m excited to see.”
Unfortunately, Eastman didn’t reveal if this next film will be yet another reboot or a continuation of the story seen in the last two movies, but reports earlier this year pointed to the former. Then again, the studio’s yet to comment on any of this so it’s unclear what we’ll see, but at the very least, it’s good to know that the Turtles will be returning to the big screen.
Perhaps the interest in giving them another shot comes from Paramount finally finding critical success with Transformers thanks to Bumblebee, which was praised by critics for its strong storytelling and clear love for the franchise. If the the producers can take a similar approach to Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Raphael and Donatello, then they could have a hit on their hands.
In any case, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more but in the meantime, tell us, what would you like to see from a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film?