Sunday, July 26, 2009

Producers Promise a Dark 'TMNT' Movie

This year at Comic-Con marks the 25th anniversary of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and the progression towards what fans really want in a new Turtles movie appears to be on the horizon.

Producers Scott Mednick and Galen Walker were on hand at the "TMNT" panel to answer a few questions about the new film, currently scheduled for a release sometime in 2011.

"I love the Turtles. They have a special quality, the key is that we want to make the greatest Turtle movie ever," stated Walker, a response that was echoed by co-producer Mednick moments later. "In the world we live in today, in the golden age of superhero movies, we need to get back to where this all started."

With these ideas in mind, the fans still wanted to know one thing - will TMNT follow the same path that other darker superhero movies have been going in the last few years. "Our point of view is this: go back and look at the original Turtles comics. They are very dark. The audience is much more sophisticated than they were in 1990. This is 2009. Take the new 'Harry Potter' for example. It is rated PG and it's still a very dark film. We are headed that direction," Galen said.

With this film focusing on an origins story and bringing the Turtles back to their roots, a whole new generation can get in on the fun-filled action of the "TMNT." Hopefully it won't be too dark because I truly enjoyed the humor of the original "Turtles" films as well.

More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Source: First Showing

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