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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

You thought you were free of Ninja Turtles movies, didn’t you? After Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows fumbled at the box-office, it seemed like the team of deformed reptiles would be retreating back into the New York sewers from whence they came. Of course, in this business, no one is ever gone for good, and where there is money to be made, movies will pour forth.

Such is the case with this long-running franchise. According to a new report from THR, Paramount is developing a new film based on the comic characters and has hired Bad Words scribe Andrew Hodge to take on the job. So will this film be a reboot or a continuation of the relatively new Michael Bay-produced franchise?

Sadly, it’s hard to tell, but Bay’s Platinum Dunes banner will be producing the film, so I get the feeling that it will be a continuation, though there is nothing in the initial report that definitively points in either direction.

Personally, I’d like to see them taking things in a new direction. The initial comic was sort of a dark, tongue-in-cheek comic, and part of me hopes they’ll take aspects of that and bring it into this new film. While my brain says this would never happen because they want this franchise to connect with kids, it’s worth noting that the first rebooted film made over $493 million and the second (more kid-friendly) film made $245 million. Trying out something new isn’t always bad, right?

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SOURCE: Collider

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.