New TMNT Movie Gets The Green Light

The crime-fighting sewer dwellers have returned to keep the streets safe once again.

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Looks like everyone's favorite crime fighting amphibians are back...again. THR reports that Paramount is indeed making another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) movie, written by Andrew Dodge, who previously wrote Bad Words.

Paramount released two earlier TMNT movies and while neither was particularly favored by the critics, they did pretty well in the box office so it makes sense that the studio would want to make another one. Interestingly though, this will be the first TMNT movie to arrive under the tutelage of Paramount chairman Jim Gianopulos.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on the 1980s comic book by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird which follows, you guessed it, mutant turtles who become ninjas and fight crime. Sound weird? That's because it is. But despite the bizarre concept, or possibly because of it, TMNT was very popular and inspired several adaptations for film and television.

The production team that brought us A Quiet Place will also be producing this movie, headed up by Micheal Bay (Transformers) and his partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Given the fairly impressive list of credits for the movie so far, it will be cool to see what Paramount does with this upcoming film.

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