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Die Comic-Helden "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1990) wurden für die Leinwand entdeckt...
Die Turtles? Das sind die mutierten Schildkröten Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello und Raphael... Ninjas, berufen, für das Gute zu kämpfen, dabei aber unerkannt zu bleiben... Mit ihrem Lehrmeister, der weisen Ratte Splinter, leben sie in den Abwasserkanälen New Yorks...
Der Erfolg in den Kinos zog die Fortsetzungen "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze" (1991) und "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III" (1993) nach sich...
Der komplett computeranimierte Turtles-Film "TMNT" startete am 12. April 2007 in den deutschen Kinos...
Seit die schlagkräftigen Turtles Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo und Donatello ihren Erzfeind Shredder und seinen Foot-Clan besiegt haben, ist einige Zeit vergangen. Mit dem familiären Zusammenhalt der mutierten Schildkröten-Brüder ist es inzwischen nicht mehr weit her: Leonardo hat sich in den südamerikanischen Dschungel zurückgezogen, um über die Vervollkommnung seiner Kampfkünste zu meditieren. Superhirn Donatello betreibt im heimischen New York ein Callcenter für verzweifelte Computerfreaks, während Spaßvogel Michelangelo als Schildkröten-Clown von einem Kindergeburtstag zum nächsten rast. Einzig der draufgängerische Raphael sorgt nach alter Turtles-Tradition für Recht und Ordnung und begibt sich Nacht für Nacht auf Verbrecherjagd. Dabei braucht die Stadt die Hilfe der vier Ninja-Turtles dringender als je zuvor: Seit neuestem schleichen monströse Gestalten durch die Häuserschluchten des Big Apple, und auch der verbrecherische Foot-Clan sorgt dank seiner neuen Anführerin Karai wieder für Unruhe. Dem alten Mentor der Turtles, dem in eine Ratte verwandelten Meister Splinter, gelingt es schließlich, seine Schützlinge wieder zu vereinen. Gemeinsam mit ihren menschlichen Freunden April O'Neil und Casey Joney nehmen die kampferprobten Kröten den Kampf mit einem unbekannten Gegner auf. Doch die Turtles müssen nicht nur gegen Ninjas und uralte Ungeheuer bestehen - sie bekommen es auch mit einem unsterblichen Krieger und seinen vier steinernen Generälen zu tun, die es auf nichts Geringeres als die Weltherrschaft abgesehen haben...
Ein Sequel zum CGI-Film war geplant. Im Herbst 2012 kommt eine neue computeranimierte TV-Serie.
Daneben ist auch eine neue Realverfilmung mit CGI-Charakteren in Vorbereitung...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
"TMNT" auf DVD !!!
Am 7. Januar 2008 erschien "TMNT - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" auf DVD... Jetzt bei Amazon bestellen !!!
Bei ShootForTheEdit.com gibt es ein neues Statement von Michael Bay - dieses Mal geht es um die Titeländerung...
The Title NINJA TURTLES
Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie. This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE'S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN. [...]
Wie Bleeding Cool meldet, scheint der Arbeitstitel von Michael Bay's Produktion "Ninja Turtles" zu lauten - also auch kein Teenager-Gehabe mehr... ;-)
CS! zitiert Regisseur Jonathan Liebesman, der die Probleme der Fans mit der neuen "Alien"-Herkunft der Turtles anspricht...
[...] "I heard about it, and I'm glad there's such a passionate fanbase--I think that was good news for everyone--but literally, I've just been locked in a room with Kevin Eastman. I think what we're developing, the fans will love. I'm a fan, and I love what we're doing. It's a lot of stuff Kevin's been thinking about for a long time and just hasn't done. Anything we expand will tie right into the mythology, so I think fans will go apesh*t when they see it." [...]
Michael Bay kommentiert auf ShootForTheEdit.com die letzte Meldung...
Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world. [...]
Wie CS! meldet, scheint man die Herkunft der Turtles bei der kommenden Realverfilmung mal eben zu ändern... *g*
[...] Platinum Dunes' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to feature a very non-traditional origin for its reptilian heroes. In fact, producer Michael Bay hints that the turtles may not be mutants at all.
Word arrives via Stuff We Like and a video of Bay speaking at last week's Nickelodeon Upfront in New York where he states:
"When you see this movie, kids are going to believe, one day, that these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable."
To be directed by Jonathan Liebesman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will feature a script from Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and John Fusco. [...]
CS! berichtet über die Terminverschiebung der TMNT-Realverfilmung...
[...] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is still without a confirmed director, but it was recently hinted that Wrath of the Titans' Jonathan Liebesman would potentially helm the Platinum Dunes feature. It is now slated to arrive on December 25, 2013. [...]
Wie Variety meldet, will Jonathan Liebesman (u.a. "Battle: Los Angeles") Regie bei der kommenden Realverfilmung führen...
Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings") has joined the cast of Nickelodeon's all-new CG-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" as Raphael, one of four teenage brothers dedicated to a life battling evil denizens. Rounding out the cast are Jason Biggs ("American Pie") as Leonardo, Greg Cipes ("Teen Titans") as Michelangelo and Rob Paulsen ("Planet Sheen") as Donatello. Paulsen also voiced the original Raphael from 1987-1996 in the first series. Currently in production at the Nick Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., the show is set to premiere in fall 2012. Executive produced by Ciro Nieli, Joshua Sternin and J.R. Ventimilia, this half-hour action-comedy series breathes new life into the wildly popular band of reptile brothers. [...]
After the writing team of Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec revived one Paramount franchise with their script for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the studio has tapped them to rewrite another franchise Paramount is hoping to resuscitate. They will next go to work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The scribes just did a rewrite of Now You See Me, which Louis Leterrier will direct for Summit Entertainment. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is being produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. The scribes are repped by WME.
Bei Deadline gibt es Neuigkeiten zum geplanten TMNT Live Action Kinofilm...
I hear that Paramount has hired the writing team of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway for close to $1 million to reimagine a new release of the live action feature Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. "The studio is looking at this as its next huge franchise, like Transformers," a source just told me. Indeed, Platinum Dunes which is Michael Bay's, Andrew Form's, and Brad Fuller's company, is producing along with the original producers Scott Mednick, Galen Walker, and Marina Norman. Paramount's Adam Goodman is fast-tracking and wants a first draft by October so the studio can take it out to directors right away for a 2012 release. The speed is understandable since Viacom Inc's Nickelodeon acquired the global intellectual property rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for $60 million in partnership with sister company Paramount Pictures for the TV, film and video game franchise which the characters have spawned. ICM made the script deal for Marcum and Holloway, who shared credit on Marvel's Iron Man (the good one...) and just wrote the Highlander reboot for Summit Entertainment. The latter will start shooting next year under helmer Justin Lin whose Fast And Furious 5 is filming right now for Universal. [...]
Deadline berichtet über den geplanten TMNT Live Action Kinofilm...
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have brought Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form on to produce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the live-action film that reboots the film series launched by New Line in 1990. Bay, Fuller and Form will produce with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick.
The producers will begin meetings with writers in the next few weeks. The deal puts Bay in the center of two Paramount franchises, as he started production May 17 on Transformers 3, and is zeroing in on Rosie Huntington-Whitely to replace Megan Fox as love interest for Shia LaBeouf. TNMT, a co-production between Paramount and Nickelodeon, is an outgrowth of the $60 million acquisition made by Nick last October for global rights to the entire Turtles franchise. Right around the same time, Paramount made a first look deal with the Platinum Dunes partners, who will generate genre projects but also want to expand their scope. While they've already set up several projects including a Rob Cohen-remake of Fright Night, the Turtles film puts them into new territory.
Bei CS! gibt es eine Pressemeldung von Nickelodeon, die sich die weltweiten "TMNT"-Rechte gesichert haben...
Nickelodeon has acquired global rights to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" brand from Mirage Studios and will develop a new CG-animated TV series, while Paramount Pictures is developing a new feature film for a 2012 release. [...]
MTV plauderte kürzlich mit dem Produzenten Scott Mednick über den geplanten TMNT Live Action Kinofilm...
Variety.com berichtet über den geplanten TMNT Live Action Kinofilm...
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are making their way back to the bigscreen.
The Mirage Group, which owns the property, is moving forward with a live-action film focusing on the origins of the iconic crime fighters. Project, targeted for release in 2011, would mark the fifth bigscreen outing for the sewer-dwelling heroes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as well as their master Splinter.
News coincides with the Turtles' 25th anniversary celebration, which kicks off Thursday in New York as the first "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film unspools at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Legendary Pictures former chief marketing officer Scott Mednick is producing the new pic alongside Galen Walker, who produced the 2007 computer-animated "TMNT" pic, the most recent installment in the franchise. Peter Laird, Gary Richardson, Frederick Fierst, Eric Crown and Napoleon Smith III are exec producing the film, which is based on the characters created by Laird and Kevin Eastman.
The characters first appeared in a May 1984 comicbook before spawning a lucrative line of toys, cartoons and three films released in the early 1990s. In 2003, the Turtles were reintroduced to a new generation via a TV series, the "TMNT" film and a revamped merchandising program.
The latest project is being financed by Lightbox Prods.
"The original dozen comics created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman are some of the best source material one could hope for," said Mednick, whose exec producing credits include the upcoming "Where the Wild Things Are." Laird, who bought out Eastman's share of the property several years ago, said the film will remain true to the spirit of the original comicbooks. He added that the pic may employ face replacement technology, which would allow the turtles to be much more expressive. [...]
MTV.com sprach mit Peter Laird über den geplanten TMNT Live Action Kinofilm...
MTV: Peter, there was a lot of buzz recently when Kevin Eastman posted on his website that there have been trips out to Northampton to talk with you, as well as [original "TMNT" director"] Steve Barron, about a potential live-action "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film. How serious are these talks?
Peter Laird: I have to say that I don’t know why Kevin was talking about something with which he has no involvement. The blurb he put on his website was very inaccurate. He has not been involved with any meetings in Northampton, nor any others related to a new "TMNT" movie, as far as I know. That being said, I can confirm that we have had several meetings with very interested people, and I think we are pretty close to making a deal. As owner of the TMNT property, I want to be the first to announce it at a time of my choosing (hopefully soon).
MTV: Why another live-action TMNT film, and why now?
PL: As it stands now, there is no intention of doing another live-action film like the first three, with actors and stuntmen in actual Turtle suits, contrary to what was said by Kevin. We have pretty much decided that the next "TMNT" movie should be what we’ve been calling a "hybrid" - that is to say, live-action humans and sets combined with very realistic CGI Turtles (and possibly some other CGI characters).
MTV: If the hybrid "TMNT" film moves forward, what type of story is it going to tell? Will it be an origin story or something in continuity with one of the other TMNT properties?
PL: The storyline for this new "hybrid" movie has not been settled on yet. We’re still batting some different ideas around. The sky’s the limit. My preference would be a story which fits into TMNT movie continuity in some way. But nothing has been decided.
MTV: What characters (outside of the Turtles, of course) are most likely to end up in a live-action film like this? Will Shredder be involved?
PL: Given that we have yet to settle on a story for this new hybrid movie, I don’t really know which characters will appear in it. It would be fun to do something with the Shredder, but I am also excited about the possibility of creating some new characters for the movie.
MTV: Are there any actors who come to mind when thinking about potential characters in the film?
PL: I really liked the way Elias Koteas and Judith Hoag brought Casey and April to life in the first live-action movie - they each did a fantastic job. Unfortunately, I think they might be a little too old to play these characters now (even if they wanted to, and I have no idea if they would). However, I think Chris Evans and Sarah Michelle Gellar did wonderful work voicing the Casey and April characters in the recent CGI "TMNT" movie, and I think it would be really cool if we could get them to reprise those roles, but this time "in the flesh." I think that might be the first time something like that has happened.
MTV: It’s been mentioned that the director of the original live-action film, Steve Barron. might return to the franchise for the next film. Why the interest in him rather than someone new?
PL: I have tremendous respect for Steve Barron and for the fantastic directing job he did on the first live-action "TMNT" movie. He saved that movie, basically. We’ve spoken to him a few times, and I would be very pleased if he ended up directing the next "TMNT" movie. That being said, I am pretty sure that right now no offer has been made or accepted. Again, I have to stress that we are still in the very beginning stages of this process.
MTV: What did you think of the CGI "TMNT" film?
PL: I would say that I am 95-percent happy with it. I think Kevin Munroe accomplished pretty much everything he set out to do, and told the story that we had come up with very well. The animation was just beautiful, and I have to commend, once more, all the people who worked to make it so. There are a few things I would have changed, and there were a few bits that got left out that I think could have made it better, but that’s just me being picky. I will say this: As much as I loved what Jim Henson and his crew accomplished with those rubber suits in the first "TMNT" live-action movie, I believe that CGI - especially now that it has reached the incredible level it has these days - is the way to go to realize fantastic creatures like the Turtles. The expressions the animators were able to get on the Turtles in this last movie were simply amazing.
MTV: What elements of the original live-action film worked the best, in your mind?
PL: Speaking solely of the first movie, I would say that for its time, the Turtle suits worked beautifully. I mean, we really could not, at that time, have asked for more. And Steve Barron was able to very cleverly work in the themes of family that made that first movie so much more than just a bunch of characters ninja-fighting. And he made the thing LOOK great. The lighting in that movie is, in my opinion, top notch.
MTV: Which elements of the original live-action film do you think could benefit from another treatment?
PL: I don’t think the first film needs to be remade, if that’s what you mean. But I would love to see a "Director’s Cut" or special edition of that movie, with some things that were cut out put back in. And although I think it HIGHLY unlikely, I would love to see the first film given a "digital touch-up," if you will. By that I mean it would be very cool to go through it very carefully and digitally tweak all of the mistakes and goofs - for example, scenes where you can see an actor’s face inside a Turtle’s open mouth, wires hanging off the shell of a Turtle, and so forth.
Here’s one that always bugged me: As Leonardo is exiting April’s apartment, one of his sword hilts rubs against the wall... and it BENDS like rubber (which, in fact, it was, being a "stunt sword"). And taking it a step further, it would be fantastic to utilize digital technology to go back in and tweak and enhance the expressions on the animatronic faces of the Turtles, which in some scenes just don’t work too well. [...]
Im Phorum 5 bestätigt Kevin Eastman die Gerüchte bzgl. eines neuen TMNT Live Action Kinofilms...
[...] 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. [...]
[...] Marvel’s Steve Murphy tells readers on his blog that another "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie is likely.
"As of two weeks ago Imagi Entertainment (the TMNT movie animation studio) informed Mirage Studios that there was a 50-50 chance of a CGI film sequel. Last week they upped the odds to 70-30 in favor of a sequel, as talks between Imagi and their distribution partners Warner Brothers and the Weinstein Group seem to be heading in a positive direction..." [...]
Spiegel.de widmet sich den deutschen Kinocharts...
Heutet startet "TMNT" auch in den deutschen Kinos...
Bei AICN-D gibt es eine positive Kritik...
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Most of last week's new movies took terrible tumbles in their second weekend, the worst of them being Warner Bros.' computer animated TMNT, which dropped 62% and three places to fourth with $9.2 million over the weekend. In ten days, it's grossed $38.4 million compared to its production budget of $34 million. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] This was another great weekend for geeks as the month's second comic book based property TMNT (aka Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) won at the box office with an estimated $25.4 million in 3,110 theatres, averaging over $8,000 per theatre. Budgeted at $34 million, the 3D animated action film directed by Kevin Munroe seems to have successfully revived the franchise that ground to a halt in the '90s by nearly matching the opening weekend of the original movie back in 1990. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty...
[...] TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is exactly what it set out to be: a reintroduction of the characters to the bigscreen and a family film that actually works for the whole family. If you’re one of those fanboys who demands that everything be "dark" and R-rated and filled with blood and angst, then skip it. But for anyone who wants a solid adventure film with a charming sense of character, TMNT works [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Capone...
[...] First-time feature director Kevin Monroe (who also wrote the film) comes from the video game world, and it shows. The visuals here are pretty great sometimes, but the bland story and standard-issue rock music soundtrack left me severely underwhelmed. That being said, the film's conclusion sets up what I think would be a much better sequel featuring the return of the group's primary nemesis, who would undoubtedly put a serious hurt on the Turtles. TMNT is an OK reboot of the franchise, but there is room to grow and improve.
Bei JoBlo.com gibt es eine Kritik (8/10)...
[...] As for the CGI, it was fantastic! It's funny because they were able to keep the integrity of the original book by making the film dark while still pulling off a great action-packed kid’s movie. The action sequences were fun to watch; I really liked the skateboard segment through the sewer system (they should make a themed rollercoaster ride for that!). The other sequence I really enjoyed was the rooftop battle in the rain. The details of the raindrops falling on the turtle shells were quite impressive! TMNT is comparable to THE INCREDIBLES, but I find the details in the TMNT environment much more sophisticated! Look out THE INCREDIBLES!!! Wait a second...Now there's a movie, TMNT versus THE INCREDIBLES!!!!! That's money all the way to the bank!
All in all, it was a very enjoyable film that old fans can respect and the young viewers will love! [...]
Bei MoviesOnline.ca gibt es mehrere Clips / Ausschnitte aus TMNT, bei CS! gibt es 55 Bilder und bei AICN folgende Kritik...
[...] overall I gotta say I loved it. It took me back to my childhood a little and is uncomplicated escapism. If you’re an eight year old kid this will be the best movie you see all year I guarantee. For the rest of us if you can put away that critical eye and sit back and just let it wash over you, you should have fun. [...]
CS! zitiert den "TMNT"-Regisseur Kevin Munroe...
[...] "When I went to meet with the co-creators of the Turtles, I brought issue one because I figured, worst case, I'll get my first issue signed if I don't get the job. He handed me back the book at the end and driving back to the airport I open it up and there was a picture of Raf and the note 'Dear Kevin, make a good movie or else!' and that's how I found out I got the job."
His biggest challenge has been to make a movie that would appeal to both Turtles fans and newcomers to the franchise. To that end this story is about the family. It picks up where all the adventures have left off and they've now grown apart. But monsters are attacking the world! So they must figure out how to come back together. "It's all about brothers," says Munroe, "especially Leo and Raf. They both want the same thing, but one is doing it in a very noble way and the other has become a vigilante."
Mako, who voices Master Splinter, was the one and only obvious choice for The Turtles' sensei and adoptive father, says Munroe. Mako died five months after completing his recordings in 2006 and there is a dedication to him at the end of the movie. [...]
DemoNews.de berichtet über das "TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Videospiel zum Film...
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zum Film...
[...] Overall- I really enjoyed this movie. I didn’t know what to expect at first but I was very pleased with the animation, story, and pace of the movie. If you are a turtle fan I believe you will be in for a treat after the scarring events of the turtles live action movie featuring vanilla ice, and the downfall that was the sequels that left turtle fans hanging up there multi colored bandanas. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zum Film...
[...] You will enjoy this film if you are a true old school fan or a fan of the newer cartoon. If you never really liked the turtles, you probably wont like this either. Since this is supposedly based more on the original comics, even the comic fans should enjoy it. Although it is a bit on the dark side, the PG rating is fitting, and isn't too much more violent than the Saturday morning cartoon, id imagine. it is a good action film and a good family film-- adults and non-fans shouldn't be bored. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "TMNT"...
[...] Overall, the movie was "o.k." even to my no-expectation preconception. I ran into a friend of mine after the screening, and he LOVED it, saying he gave it an 11 out of 10. So, that tells you that there may/will be a mixed series of reactions from fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. [...]
Die Offizielle TMNT Website ist gestartet...
Bei CS! gibt es einen "Hinter den Kulissen"-Bericht, inkl. Interview mit Kevin Munroe und Tom Gray...
Bei Kino-Govno.com gibt es rund 150 TMNT-Szenenbilder...
Bei USA Today gibt es ein neues TMNT-Poster, sowie ein paar HiRes-Bilder... Und GameFront meldet...
Ubisoft gibt die Entwicklung des Actionspiels Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bekannt, das auf dem kommenden Animationsfilm mit den Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in den Hauptrollen basiert.
Die Veröffentlichung soll auf Xbox 360, PlayStation2, Wii, GC, PSP, NDS und GBA am 13.03.07 stattfinden. Die Arbeiten werden von den Ubisoft-Entwicklerstudios in Montreal und Quebec City übernommen. [...]
USA Today meldet...
[...] Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Grudge, and TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer) has signed on as the voice of April, the human researcher who serves as the Turtles' tech-services worker and mother figure. Fantastic Four's Chris Evans is the hockey-stick-swinging Casey Jones, and Clerks filmmaker Kevin Smith also voices a cameo as a greasy-spoon chef.
The Turtles themselves will not have celebrity voices, however.
The back story, for those who don't remember, is that a toxic waste spill mutates ordinary turtles into humanoid fighting machines, who are named after Renaissance painters and report to a martial-arts master who is a rat, named Splinter. (Caught up? Good.)
The new threat: Max Winters (X-Men's Patrick Stewart), a tech industrialist who is amassing an army of monsters in the city. Picking up where the previous live-action movies left off, Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael reunite to fight him.
Ein neuer "TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Trailer ist online...
Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Kevin Munroe, dem Regisseur des CGI-Films...
Bei TcH gibt es Poster der TMNT-Hauptcharaktere... Ausserdem bietet TcH den "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Teaser-Trailer !!! Und bei
AICN gibt es weitere Infos von der Comic-Con 2006...
Bei AICN gibt es Bilder von der NY Licensing Show 2006...
Warner Bros. Pictures will handle domestic distribution of the first all-CGI-animated film in the popular "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise, while The Weinstein Company will take international territories.
Variety says Warners will release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on March 30, 2007. An overseas release date was not announced.
TWC and Warners jointly acquired worldwide distribution rights last fall from Imagi Services, which obtained the production and distribution rights from the Mirage Group, which in turns owns and manages the popular kids franchise.
Animation veteran Kevin Munroe is directing and writing. He developed the screenplay in consultation with "Turtles" comic book co-creator Peter Laird.
"'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' represents a brand that is widely recognized all around the world, and we think this new CG version will be a huge hit among audiences everywhere," said TWC co-chair Harvey Weinstein, who made the announcement with Warner Bros. Pictures president of distribution Dan Fellman.
The studio and TWC said the new PG-rated film will be slightly grittier than the three live-action "Turtles" movies released by New Line more than a decade ago. Combined, those three films grossed more than $256 million at the U.S. box office.
Imagi USA president-CEO Thomas K. Gray, who produced two of the earlier "Turtles" films, and Galen Walker are producing. Francis Kao, Laird, Gary Richardson and Frederick Fierst are executive producers.
CGI animation is being created in Imagi's facility in Hong Kong.
die Offizielle HK Website zur CGI-Neuauflage und präsentiert ein weiteres Teaser-Poster...
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, including Raphael®, Michaelangelo®, Leonardo®, Donatello®, and April O'Neil® are registered trademarks of Mirage Studios USA. Based on characters and comic books created by Peter A. Laird and Kevin B. Eastman.