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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Writer Wants Franchise To Return To '90s Roots

Stewart Perrie

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Writer Wants Franchise To Return To '90s Roots

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were an iconic part of growing up in the 1990s.

They first started in comic books before making their way to the silver screen and then they hit the big time in Hollywood with a movie trilogy.

We've seen a few butchered films made in the 21st century and one of the writers of the '90s franchise wants to take the it back to its roots.

Bobby Herbeck, who wrote the 1990 TMNT film, reckons it's time to go retro with Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello.

Credit: New Line Cinema
Credit: New Line Cinema

Speaking to Comic Book, Bobby wants to see the four superhero turtles and their ultimate sensei, Splinter, get rebooted and add to the trilogy that was made in the '90s. When asked whether he would want to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles revived like they did with Bill and Ted, he replied: "Yes. The answer is yes."

He added: "We're trying to make that happen. We want to do a reboot. We got our fans come to us on Instagram, they're [saying], 'Why don't you guys do a reboot of the first movie?' We'd love to do it."

There was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie released in 2007, which now has a 35 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. There was another crack at the four superheroes in 2014, however, despite an all-star cast, it was even more poorly received, with just a 22 per cent rating.

There have been rumblings that a reboot could be on the cards and it seems like moves are being made in Tinseltown to get the project up and running.

Credit: New Line Cinema
Credit: New Line Cinema

Original movie producer Kim Dawson has revealed he would love to see the franchise rebooted in nostalgic style.

He's been in talks with Steve Barron, the director of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and Brian Henson, the son of the late Jim Henson, who was the lead puppeteer on the very first film in the 1990s.

Kim told Comic Book: "The truth is, this property, it's established now after 30 years as a part of our modern pop culture, it's not going away. It's only going to continue to grow. I do wish that we could go back.

"I mean, we've talked to Steve Barron about this, and Brian Henson, and if there were an opportunity, if one of the studios saw fit, I think we could go back and reboot it like it was... Imagine if Brian Henson had access to the technology he does today to make these costumes and all that. I think it would be amazing. A reboot like that I think would really get people's juices flowing."

Only time will tell if this comes to fruition.

Featured Image Credit: New Line Cinema

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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