Kevin Eastman Confirms A Darker Live Action TMNT Film

We have confirmation of the TMNT news that was swirling about yesterday from Eastman himself. We get the following scoop from our friends at comingsoon:

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. Best, Kevin

If they simply do the origin/Shredder story it would be welcomed by me with open arms. I would even be game for a black and white film to mirror the original comic. Oddly enough, with the success of The Dark Knight, a Turtles movie may now be told they way it always should have. Everyone wants “darker” comic book films and the origin story of the Turtles is ready to deliver on that order. Get ready for ninja stars to the face!

I think this is a great idea and a way to right the (more marketable) re-invisionings of the characters that we have seen over the years. What do you guys think? Are you ready for a gritty, dirty, ultra violent film about mutated biped turtles?

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