Kevin Eastman Promises New Origin for ‘TMNT’
Kevin Eastman told Heavy Metal that there will be one more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and this will be a fresh look at their origin story.
“Yes, it is true,” Eastman told the site, which he owns. “Although the CGI film did well enough to warrant 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.”
Barron directed that first film back in 1990. It was followed in 1991 with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Then 1993’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. The film series took a break and was brought back, using CGI in 2007’s TMNT.
Additionally, the comic book spawned three television series and countless merchandise items.