TMNT live action? No. At least not yet.

As Turtles writer Stephen Murphy confirms, all this talk about a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action movie is just that: talk. (Source: /Film) Talk, as everyone not on the internet knows, is cheap. It’s not “official.” It’s not “confirmed.” It’s talk. Got it?

Down in the comments, Murphy does say this:

things ARE progressing very nicely (emphasis on “progressing,” as in “not a done deal”). I’m not sure when we will make the official announcement should the deal go through but my guess is that it will be held for a special event moment, such as (this is off the top of my head) the 2009 New York Comic Con or something like that.

I was kind of surprised, initially, when Kevin Eastman’s original, now-deleted post went up at the Heavy Metal Forums, because didn’t Eastman sell his stake in the Turtles to Peter Laird? Why would he be in the know? But whatever.

Anyway, what Eastman wrote, for the record, was this (presumably in response to a question about whether a new live-action movie was happening):

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 key words there are: “No official word yet…”

If most of the movie news bloggers actually knew how to read, this rumor wouldn’t have gotten started (and spread around) in the first place. Understanding the words on a page and their meaning are two separate things…

Some days, I just really, really hate people. Keep reading Movie Make-out, folks! Where you WON’T read about questionable rumors when they first break!

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 12:41 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
In: News

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  1. Written by Matt
    on 2008-09-05 at 14:25

    And that is EXACTLY why I come here for my movie info now! Its nice to see that my comment was read and answered from yesterday though!
    Thank you again!

  2. Written by Gordon McAlpin
    on 2008-09-05 at 14:38

    Sure thing! Just doin’ my job. ;) Read Multiplex, too!

  3. Written by John
    on 2008-09-05 at 14:41

    Honestly, if they make a new live action movie, I will be able to officially die happy.

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