Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures are one step closer to bringing their live action reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen. According to THR, they’ve hired Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who previously worked on the first Iron Man movie to pen the script. Since their installment in the Iron Man franchise was the better of the two, perhaps their addition to the Ninja Turtles series is a good sign.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for over 25 years and were at the height of their popularity in the early nineties (before Power Rangers came in and stole their thunder). They’ve already had three live action films, and a CGI animated feature that was released in 2007, now it’s time for a face-lift.
Bay and his production company Platinum Dunes are on board as producers, Marcum and Holloway are their writers, but they’ve yet to find a director. That job will be based on the strength or weakness of the script. Rebooting such a beloved series is going to be a daunting task and they need someone who’s willing to step out on a limb. Who should they get for the job?
What do you think of the writers chosen for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot? Are they good choices?