Teenage Mutant Turtles Returns to Live Action

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Though their last outing was in a generally well-received animated form, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles next theatrical adventure will take the Turtles back to their cinematic roots – live action.

According to Variety, The Mirage Group is looking to bring the TMNT back to the big screen in a live-action film for 2011. The news came as part of the Turtles’ 25th anniversary celebration, as well as the screening of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film at the Tribeca Film Festival.

From the trade:

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.

Commenting about the film, Laird said that the new film may use face replacement technology, which would allow for more expressive faces on the turtles.

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