Paramount Rebooting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Filmverse - Again

Lawrence Kim
June 21, 2018

Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Paramount relaunched the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2014 with a new cast and an updated take on Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's classic characters. It seems there's a focus on getting the studio's franchises back on track, so it seems unlikely that the studio would just continue what the last film did for a third go round.

The move comes as a reaction to 2016's abysmal Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which bombed with both critics and audiences alike, topping out with an underwhelming $245 million worldwide gross. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is developing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and they have hired Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) to write the script. Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller will return to produce the film after working on the first two together. Bay's take on Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, and Donatello was received warmly. The first film starred Megan Fox as April O'Neil and found the group of mutant superhero facing off against shredder and the Foot Clan in the city sewers, settling in at $493 million worldwide.

Dodge's debut script Bad Words was a surprise success after landing on the 2011 Black List, shortly picked up afterward by Jason Bateman who turned it into a picture for his directorial debut that he would also star in. He is repped by CAA, Grandview and Gang Tyre.

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