In recent months we’ve heard reports of remake films being planned for the big screen that run the gamut from the very cool (ie. Thundercats) to the very lame (ie. Smurfs) and today we learn that another remake is being planned to try and cash in on our childhood memories. Apparently, plans are in the works to bring back the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in live-action form (which, some of you may recall, already happened in the early 90’s with the films Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze) and here is the reported first look at the turtle characters may look like:
Looks like the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is going in the rebooted Batman Begins direction. Because these rumored prototype turtle-heads really do look like the end result of rolling a turtle around in a can of ooze. Not that that’s a bad thing! Latino Review has the exclusive first look at a possible mask for the new live action TMNT movie. Last we heard, the new movie, from Legendary Pictures, is set to come out in 2011, and promises to be very similar to the original comic book exploits of the TMNT. We really hope this is the real thing, because it’s about time since we had some good old fashioned monster make-up that didn’t disappoint. The tip came from an anonymous source, so your guess is as good as mine. But that being said it still looks bad-ass. Head to Latino Review for more details.
My gut tells me that we don’t need another TMNT movie. But, I am impressed with how “real” this new version of how the turtles may look. If a group of turtles were to go swimming in a pool of radioactive waste, I suppose it’s in the realm of possibility that they might turn out to look like this guy featured here. I’ll have to see what other deets spill from this planned remake film, but if Vanilla Ice is not on the soundtrack, I’m not gonna be interested at all. What do y’all think … does this sound like a good idea to you?
UPDATE: It turns out that this particular TMNT head is fan-made and is NOT part of the planned movie remake. Even tho this mask was not made for the film, I think it gives the powers that be in charge of the TMNT remake some good direction on where the film should go. Altho this turtle looks a bit scary, I like his grittiness. I wouldn’t be surprised if this fan-made mask ends up being superior to whatever the movie studio comes up with.