Viacom has set some of our fears at ease with their latest announcement regarding their upcoming film slate. Do you remember all the talk of a revamped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie we kept hearing about? Or the sequel to last year’s live action adaptation of G.I Joe: Rise of Cobra? Or the long awaited follow up to the cult favorite Zoolander?! News on all three has been scarce but the studio claims that the films are on their to-do list and we can expect them fairly soon.
Viacom COO Tom Dooley spoke at the company’s earning’s call today and revealed their plans for feature releases beyond next September. He noted that a new G.I. Joe movie is on the horizon and that Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are hard at work on the screenplay for it. He also stated that the Jack Ryan reboot is on the way with Jack Bender directing.
Speaking of reboots, Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company are currently developing a screenplay from Art Marcum and Matt Holloway for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And finally for those of us who have been dealing with the back and forth, will they or won’t they, Zoolander 2, seems to be ago!
Justin Theroux is currently working on the screenplay for the film, which he plans to also direct. So get ready to see Zoolander and Hans strut their stuff again as the really, really, ridiculously good looking people they are.
What do you think of Viacom’s promise to bring on more franchise properties? Do you think they’ll pull through?