One of the co-writers of the cult Ninja Turtles to the rescue of 1990 reveals that something is brewing …
Beloved for a generation, the film Ninja Turtles to the rescue has recently completed 30 years, so it’s no surprise that a site like Comicbook.com wanted to chat with Bobby Herbeck, co-writer with Todd Langen on Steve Barron’s film. The surprise is what Herbeck revealed: it could be a gestation remake / reboot that fully collects the style, in spite of the performance capture reboot of 2014 Ninja Turtles sponsored by Michael Bay. Here’s what he revealed.
The answer is yes, we are trying to start it, we want to reboot. Our fans always ask us on Instagram, they always say, “Why don’t you reboot the first movie?” We would love to do that!
At this point the commitments for Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, Raffaello e Splinter get busier, as another fully CGI-animated reboot (!) was already in the works, co-produced by fans Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. This new proposal, however, goes in a completely different direction, because it would re-propose the style of that feature film: that is shooting from life and animatronic of the Jim Henson Creature Shop, now run by his son Brian Henson. The costumes would be much more precise and less clumsy, for a vintage aesthetic that would appeal to aficionados.
Who knows if the project will ever start: after all, two years ago Paramount had also put in the yard the third Ninja Turtles made with the style of the last two chapters (and with Megan Fox as April), but it seems like nothing more has been done.