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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Michael Bay to Head Upcoming TMNT Live-Action Movie is reporting that Michael Bay has been brought on board as a producer for the new live-action TMNT movie, currently scheduled for a 2012 release.

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have brought Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form on to produce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the live-action film that reboots the film series launched by New Line in 1990. Bay, Fuller and Form will produce with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick.

The producers will begin meetings with writers in the next few weeks.

One of the biggest questions left open with the sale of the TMNT to Nickelodeon last year has been what direction they would take the planned movie, and whether or not it would stay in line with whatever had been previously planned. According to's information, the project is keeping previously announced producers Galen Walker and Scott Mednick on board. However, it seems that if John Fusco is still on board, he will not be the lone writer.

Whatever the case, Michael Bay is known for making a very specific kind of movie, so it is probably safe to say that there will be a lot of emphasis on action. Whether or not you're a fan of his movies, the man makes summer blockbusters, and if the TMNT can be a summer blockbuster, that will be very welcome new territory to see them in.

Thanks to Ioz over at The Technodrome for the heads-up!


  1. well lets just hope there are no explosions

  2. I am torn! On one hand we have the potential for a major summer blockbuster and merchandising deal that would throw the TMNT back into the spotlight for a new generation. On the other hand we run the risk of a total film disaster where Shredder drives a Hummer with gattling guns on top and the technodrome appears the size of a small planet.....and transforms.

    Im happy for any news at this point though.

  3. Bay's attachment definitely brings baggage, but if he stays away from the director's chair there's room for a lot of hope...

  4. That's a big positive we're going to see Turtles stuff everywhere and the movie could be a sleeper box office hit much like Transformers. But here's the thing for me the only Michael Bay movie I've seen from start to finish was "Transformers" to me it was pretty good, long as hell but I didn't really complained.

    When a movie goes bad I usually blame the writers and from the story posted the writer that was in place before the Nick/Paramount buyout is still there so there's hope for a pretty good TMNT movie.

  5. Rose I wonder what's your feeling about the news? Again the positive thing is that you have a big name who has many blockbusters under his belt link to a TMNT movie. And we're going to see tons of Turtles merchandises before and after the movie..

    My big fear is that we're going to get a big over the top TMNT movie that's based off the 87 series.d

  6. It's true, there are some movies that Bay has produced that didn't suck as much as the schlock he's directed. I'd still count this as a bad omen.

  7. There was no previous reason to expect anything outstanding out of this project. Having an actual, honest to goodness Name attached to it, no matter who he is or what you think of him personally, is a Very Good Thing.