I’ve been hearing about this project for about five years and at one time John Woo (director of: Broken Arrow, Mission: Impossible II, and Face/Off among other movies) was attached to direct. That was about, maybe like my freshmen or sophmore year of college when I heard about that. But then it was quickly canned.
I don’t know if I posted the news that the project was being brought back off the shelf or not, but here is an un-official announcement about it.
Shockingly this isn’t from Dark Horizons, this one is from cinescape.com:
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Animated Film Announced
Dateline: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
By: KARL SCHNEIDER
By: News Editor
Source: Warner Bros.
Imagi and Warner Brothers Pictures have announced a new computer animated TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES film. Warner Brothers, who is handling domestic distribution, will release the film on March 30, 2007.
Studio and TWC said the new PG-rated film will be slightly grittier than the three live-action “Turtles” movies released by New Line more than a decade ago. Combined, those three pics grossed more than $256
million at the U.S. box office.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles represents a brand that is widely recognized all around the world, and we think this new CG version will be a huge hit among audiences everywhere,” said TWC co-chair Harvey Weinstein, who made the announcement with Warner Bros. Pictures prexy of distribution Dan Fellman.
The movie’s website is at: http://www.imagi.com.hk/movie/web/tmntm.htm
Sounds cool. I hope that it does well and that it looks good. This might re-revive the whole Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They haven’t been down for more than like two years in the last two decades. They’ve always been around. Either in their original comic form, or the original cartoon, the movies, the live action tv show, video games, action figures, the second cartoon that started up like two years ago. They just aren’t as HUGE as they once were.