Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman has confirmed rumours that a new live-action movie based on the characters is in the works. Speaking in a recent interview, Eastman confirmed:
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. Best, Kevin.”
The CG-animated movie TMNT, which was released early 2007, earned $95 million worldwide compared to its $34 million budget.