Live Action TMNT Could Be A Shredder Origin Story

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The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is taking a page from all the other popular scifi flicks of today: it's going to be another origin story. Co-creator Kevin Eastman, told Heavy Metal that this live action TMNT movie would reveal more about where Shredder came from. Eastman also mentions bringing the original live action turtle movie director, Steve Barron, back to direct this remake. Which could mean an actual man-in-turtle-shell-suit picture. Cowabunga! Says Eastman:

Yes, it is true. Although the CGI film did well enough to warrent a sequel, there has been much talk between Imagi and Warners to do a better "re-invention" (newest Hollywood buzzword) of the TMNT's, in a live action film — like what was done with Batman. Back to basics, back to the origin and the intro of the Shredder, etc... there have been talks, trips to Northampton to talk to Mr Laird, and discussions with the original "first" TMNT film director Steve Barron to come back and do it right — but no official word yet...will keep you posted.


Oh I hope they bring Barron back. But more importantly will they bring back Sam Rockwell as "Head Thug?" If this film actually goes through as a turtle-suit feature it could usher in the return of so many other great people-in-monster-suits movies. [Heavy Metal via Coming Soon]


Didn't Eastman sell his creative control to TMNT to Laird et al? & for that matter, doesn't he own Heavy Metal? I call shenanigans.