Just a couple weeks ago, I blogged on here about how hurt I was that Superman Returns wasn't getting a sequel, and I referred to my comic book movie wish list, the #1 item of which was that we'd get another live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Earlier this week, Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman said the following on a message board:
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 greatness of this news rivals the shittiness of the Superman news. I am so happy right now. Seriously. All I was even presuming to wish was that they make a live action Turtles movie. I wouldn't have cared if it was a big piece of shit. I daredn't DREAM that they'd even involve Steve Barron in something like this. The idea that they're even CONSIDERING it is just... wow.
This story has since been decried by some people in the know (see some of the Ninja Turtle blogs linked on the right-hand column of this blog), claiming "these rumors are not true." But everyone needs to look closer. All these bloggers are saying is that this is not an official press release about the definitive next TMNT movie. And Kevin Eastman never said it was. He said this is what they're talking about. And I guess some of the more fast food-approach McBloggers like Perez Hilton were reporting that this was an official deal that was happening. But it's not. It's just talk. And right now, that is more than enough for me.