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04.23.09 23 Comments

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are getting another movie, this time a “live-action origin story.”  Okay.

The Mirage Group, which owns the property, is moving forward with a live-action film focusing on the origins of the iconic crime fighters. News coincides with the Turtles’ 25th anniversary celebration, which kicks off Thursday in New York as the first “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film unspools at the Tribeca Film Festival.
[Co-creator Peter] Laird said the film will remain true to the spirit of the original comicbooks. He added that the pic may employ face replacement technology, which would allow the turtles to be much more expressive. [Variety]

Okay, so I was a kid when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came out.  Is it weird that I’m not the least bit nostalgic about them?  We already know the origin story: A giant rat taught them karate, what’s left to explain?  I’ve never stayed awake at night wondering if we’d ever find out why Michaelangelo loves pizza.  If you want people to get wistful about something, you have to stop skullf*cking the money out of it for three seconds

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