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NinjaPug 06-20-2018 01:08 PM

Another movie from Platinum Dunes in the works - new writer hired
 
Platinum Dunes is still involved but not sure if this new movie is connected to the two previous abominations.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/am...mpression=true

Papenbrook 06-20-2018 01:16 PM

Here we go again. :roll:

IndigoErth 06-20-2018 01:17 PM

Interesting news... Not gonna get my hopes up. I'm used enough to the PD Turtles that I'd be fine with seeing more of them (and dammit I do want more of this Leo I admit), but I'd be very surprised if it was the same version. Still sore of the fact that they should have gotten new writers for this last one...and a bit concerned that this sounds like they're trying to keep in a serious comedy direction. (Or should I say seriously comedic.) Maybe even more-so? (Not familiar with this guy's work.)

But at the very least maybe they've decided that it was them, not the Turtles, who blew it in this last round and they're still a viable franchise.

AquaParade 06-20-2018 01:17 PM

So many emotions. Definitely surprised Platinum Dunes is still involved. The article mentions a new chairman being with the company. Hopefully that makes some type of difference. I mean, they did release A Quiet Place recently, which seemed to be a step above all their previous releases. Perhaps there is some hope. I'm going to look into this writer they've supposedly hired.

Krutch 06-20-2018 01:19 PM

It's too early to tell anything, but I liked Bad Words for whatever that's worth.

AquaParade 06-20-2018 01:22 PM

I suppose it doesn't mean much when a writer is announced this early on. There's still the huge matter of a director being hired and how he feels about the script. Then come the re-writes.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy 06-20-2018 01:22 PM

Oh no... I am not optimistic.

AquaParade 06-20-2018 01:25 PM

It's at least worth acknowledging that these are the same producers as before. They seem willing to shift direction when something doesn't pan out.

I saw a Post-Out of the Shadows interview where they stated they thought they had the right ingredients (yikes), but that the audience wasn't there to support it. So they at least know they screwed up. If we are lucky, they'll once again pivot, perhaps accidentally, into something that's actually good.

It's sort of like watching one of those dvd-screensavers, where the logo helplessly bounces from corner to corner, rarely ever fitting perfectly into the edges of the screen. Every once in a while though...

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy 06-20-2018 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by AquaParade (Post 1765812)
It's at least worth acknowledging that these are the same producers as before. They seem willing to shift direction when something doesn't pan out.

I saw a Post-Out of the Shadows interview where they stated they thought they had the right ingredients (yikes), but that the audience wasn't there to support it. So they at least know they screwed up. If we are lucky, they'll once again pivot, perhaps accidentally, into something that's actually good.

It's sort of like watching one of those dvd-screensavers, where the logo helplessly bounces from corner to corner, rarely ever fitting perfectly into the edges of the screen. Every once in a while though...

It'll be kiddie fair. They won't try to jump onto the comic book movie adaptation bandwagon (like they should have done in the first damn place), they'll go for full My Little Pony animated movie broke. Or animated Sponge Bob movie. Or whatever.

It'll be trash. TMNT fans get no respect, and TMNT comics don't get recognized.

IndigoErth 06-20-2018 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AquaParade (Post 1765812)
It's sort of like watching one of those dvd-screensavers, where the logo helplessly bounces from corner to corner, rarely ever fitting perfectly into the edges of the screen. Every once in a while though...

:lol: Good analogy.

Come on, you can do it!

Autbot_Benz 06-20-2018 01:30 PM

Oh boy sees new Ninja Turtles movie. Still Sees its produced by Platinum Dunes

https://i.imgur.com/BLPYUDQ.gif

Vicky82 06-20-2018 01:31 PM

Damn I was so excited until I saw that Platinum Dunes is involved as well. :ohwell:

IndigoErth 06-20-2018 01:43 PM

According to insiders, they are hoping to elevate the quality seen in the previous two films produced by the studio with this relaunch.

Quote:

However, both were made before the arrival of chairman Jim Gianopulos, who has made it a priority to clean up the studio’s slate and refocus its franchises.
I'm at least glad the Turtles are wanted as one of those franchises. Likewise apprehensive about PD and these producers being involved still. If they'd just stay out of the way it might be for the best.


edit: Oh, yeah... And if it's still the PD Turtles, can we get someone else to play April? (Likewise Casey or fix the character.) Just saying.

TurtleTitan97 06-20-2018 01:45 PM

Nooooooooooo!!!!

Autbot_Benz 06-20-2018 01:46 PM

ya Don't bring back Stephen " I was a terrible Casey Jones just like I am a Terrible Green Arrow" Amell. I don't want Casey to be a whiny cry baby cop who got scared at the first time seeing the turtles

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy 06-20-2018 01:51 PM

Full reboot or GTFO. No Amell, no Fox, no Arnett, none of those same sh!tty writers or producers...

But that's too much to ask, isn't it? Platinum Dunes is still involved.

Sumac 06-20-2018 01:52 PM

As long as they redesign Turtles into less hulking abominations and not center movie on April, I am on board.

syk_skillz 06-20-2018 02:00 PM

Sucks that it's PD doing it although with give it a chance since they have a new chairman now. I really hope for a reboot so we get new better designs (5ft-ish, not so ugly, skinnier frame turtles), better actors for Casey/April, Actual reason for Splinter/Shredder feud, and competent good plot.

bushido 06-20-2018 02:03 PM

A new tmnt movie! :teek: ... still produced by Bay, Form and Fuller :tmad:

AquaParade 06-20-2018 02:16 PM

I'm currently under the assumption they are going to reboot, new designs, actors, and all.

Fans did not show up to support them after their first attempt. They know something has to change fundamentally.

neatoman 06-20-2018 02:18 PM

Oh my god, why? I thought we were done! This raises so many questions.

You wanna make another TMNT movie? Fine! But why go with the producers again? Nobody liked the first two and the second didn't even break even, why entrust the same producers a third time? Is this a Fant4stic scenario or some crap? Do they have to make a TMNT movie every 5 years or something? That's the only way I can make sense of this, that or some kind of tax write-off.

The only good(?) news is that the hired a brand new script writer. While he really only has one movie under his belt, at lest it seemed somewhat well received (I guess I'll check it out once I know for whter or not this movie gets made. The weird thing is that he's making Space Jam 2. What's with this guy and writing sequels nobpdy asked for? Anyway, he can't be much worse than the previous writers.

Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec were awful at writing TMNT, the former wrote one single movie before TMNT and the other was basically only involved with television before. Evan Daugherty wasn't much better, though I suspect he or Jonathan Liebesman might have been the reason the first one didn't suck quite as hard. He's not good but Jonathan Liebesman is at least far more experienced than Dave Green, so that might just be it. Not that I want either back in the director's chair.

In terms of writer and director... I don't know... There might not be many critically acclaimed directors who'd want to make TMNT movies, but there's gotta be someone with a track record of OK movies, right? Like a Ron Howard. And maybe you need an experienced screen writer as well (though the previous ones barely qualified) but if they insisted on multiple writers before, why not bring someone familiar with the material. Bring in Tom Waltz or Paul Allor or someone, I have no idea how they're as screen writers but at least then I'd be confident the characters wouldn't annoy me as much.

newfan 06-20-2018 02:18 PM

Surprising news, we were all speculating a few years away. Well, Dunes puts a damper on it.. but in these early days... I'm actually feeling... some excitement (which could be killed later on) Sorry guys, I wanted more turtles than just having Rise, so this is something... depends what the do. .. maybe they will be taking PD complaints into consideration while doing this?

ZacksSoUgly 06-20-2018 02:20 PM

I can't help but be excited any time that anything new TMNT is announced. On the flip side of that coin, I can't help but be disheartened when I see that PD is still attached.

To be fair, though, I enjoyed Out of the Shadows. Megan Fox was still an abomination onscreen, but she wasn't there as much as the first one. Casey Jones being a cop broke my heart and Amell wasn't that good anyways, but I feel like they got SOME things right. The Turtles were the focus of the story, they got the personalities right (mostly - Leo was a bit too much of a dick), and the Turtles confronting their alienation from the city they protect was poignant. There was some good stuff to build on for a third movie, especially if they brought a legit Shredder back into the fold.

I feel like most of us would like to see them just scrap the last two and move forward with a fresh start, though.

TigerClaw 06-20-2018 02:21 PM

I'm not familiar with this writer or the movie he worked on. Here's hoping he turns in a quality screenplay.

and I hope they bring back Bebop and Rocksteady. They were great in OOTS.

AquaParade 06-20-2018 02:24 PM

This gives absolutely no indication of how this movie will turn out, but for anyone, like me, who is fascinated with following the development of TMNT movies, maybe you'd like to see an interview with the writer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbJ5dRudfkw

TigerClaw 06-20-2018 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AquaParade (Post 1765838)
This gives absolutely no indication of how this movie will turn out, but for anyone, like me, who is fascinated with following the development of TMNT movies, maybe you'd like to see an interview with the writer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbJ5dRudfkw

For the next couple of weeks and months. Its gonna be interesting to find out who they get as the director. And if Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, and Will Arnett will reprise there roles.

OOTS ends with Shredder being frozen. and Krang and the Technodrome being sucked back into Dimension X. So who knows where they will take a 3rd film.

newhire13 06-20-2018 02:31 PM

It’s a reboot so not likely that even the turtle actors will be back.

TigerClaw 06-20-2018 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newhire13 (Post 1765843)
It’s a reboot so not likely that even the turtle actors will be back.

Maybe a soft reboot. I don't want them doing another origin story. Those characters can just be recast if anything.

neatoman 06-20-2018 02:35 PM

And further more, guess what other movie PD is making right now? A live-action adaptation of Dora the Explorer. That's right, the studio that mainly makes movies about how people have to go on a murder spree once a year for psychological health, is making a movie based Spanish education for toddlers. It's going to be written by Nicholas Stoller, who also wrote
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Sex Tape
  • Zoolander 2

Which makes me even more convinced that the upcoming TMNT movie is being made as part of some kind accounting scheme. At the least the Purge movies have an audience, this is just bizarre.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZacksSoUgly (Post 1765835)

To be fair, though, I enjoyed Out of the Shadows.


newhire13 06-20-2018 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TigerClaw (Post 1765845)
Maybe a soft reboot. I don't want them doing another origin story. Those characters can just be recast if anything.

They’re saying it’s a straight up reboot.

https://www.comicbookmovie.com/teena...scribe-a161532

TigerClaw 06-20-2018 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neatoman (Post 1765846)
And further more, guess what other movie PD is making right now? A live-action adaptation of Dora the Explorer. That's right, the studio that mainly makes movies about how people have to go on a murder spree once a year for psychological health, is making a movie based Spanish education for toddlers. It's going to be written by Nicholas Stoller, who also wrote
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Gulliver's Travels
  • Sex Tape
  • Zoolander 2

Which makes me even more convinced that the upcoming TMNT movie is being made as part of some kind accounting scheme. At the least the Purge movies have an audience, this is just bizarre.




I think the studio is trying to change its image. All they done were horror movies.

FredWolfLeonardo 06-20-2018 02:51 PM

I am Ok with this.

I'm surprised that this is apparently a reboot, I was expecting tmnt 3.

neatoman 06-20-2018 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo (Post 1765853)
I am Ok with this.

I'm surprised that this is apparently a reboot, I was expecting tmnt 3.

Nobody wants a third installment.

IndigoErth 06-20-2018 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newhire13 (Post 1765843)
It’s a reboot so not likely that even the turtle actors will be back.

Which is a shame as those four were kind of the best part of the whole thing. They were a great match up for the Turtles. Imo. I'd be very glad to see them reprise their roles. And if not that, I'd be happy to see Pete come back and voice Leo in a series or something someday; he had such a great voice for him once he finally got the chance.



If this one is still connected to the last two, honestly... my advice, just jump ahead in time, leave the previous stuff behind, and make a whole new stand alone story rather than rebooting all over again, once again twisting up the same old story in an effort to try to be different. As much as I love the origin story, it gets tiresome to reboot over and over. But I also don't want to keep twisting it just to try to force it to be new. Instead, let them be a little older and grab that new ground, post Shredder, etc. Make it good enough that people actually want sequels (right, that'll be a good trick...), THEN down the road revisit Krang, make him a REAL threat that actually does some kind of harm to the city/country/world for the duration of the film, and unfreeze Shredder...either using him then or unfreeze at the end and save him for a following one. (Okay that makes it no longer post Shredder, but it's at least a Shredder hiatus to let the Turtles break away from the last two films and be better.)


Yes, I'd be okay with it being a 3rd, IF it does a total about-face in terms of writing and storytelling. (And for christ sake, recast the major humans.)

Autbot_Benz 06-20-2018 02:56 PM

might as well cast pornstar April O Niel to play April at this point she was more convincing as April in her TMNT porn parody than Fox was in both the bay turtle movies

IndigoErth 06-20-2018 03:06 PM

:lol: That is truly sad if someone who didn't really have to try did better than someone who SHOULD have tried pretty hard.

Autbot_Benz 06-20-2018 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IndigoErth (Post 1765861)
:lol: That is truly sad if someone who didn't really have to try did better than someone who SHOULD have tried pretty hard.

the fact she took that stage name as an homage to the Character from TMNT proves she cares more than fox did.

Powder 06-20-2018 03:14 PM

Bay, Form, & Fuller, again?

Someone at Paramount needs to be fed to wild hogs.

HAVE YOU PEOPLE LEARNED NOTHING?

DO YOU NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE?

I am sickened to my core.

I hope you're all excited to get spoon-fed another hot pile of steaming bile.

Xiewin 06-20-2018 03:20 PM

Oh my goodness.

IndigoErth 06-20-2018 03:21 PM

Maybe at least this early nothing is set in stone yet and there's still plenty of time for someone to lurk around sites like this and take some notes... Or so I wish.


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