HOLLYWOOD – As the whole world holds their collective breath in anticipation of the Michael Bay produced and Jonathan Liebesman directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this Summer, news is already leaking of a prequel planned for next year: Pre-Teen Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Liebesman, who is slated to start directing the new film as soon as the first movie wraps, had this to say:
The new film will be an origin tale that will fill in the backstory of everyone’s favorite greenies. With the film we’re finishing up now, we’ve gone very dark. There’s a lot of stuff about needing heroes and some metaphysical stuff we put in there, all of which will go over the heads of many younger members of the audience. So we’re going to take out the subtlety and the philosophy (a lot of which we lifted straight from Schopenhauer), completely eliminate the Swedish dialogue and we’re going to add some really dumbed down humor and a couple of explosions and we’re good to go. Oh and the next film will be in color.
PTMNT will show how Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo grew up, getting into mischief in the sewers of New York until they are recruited and guided by Splinter. Zac Efron (Donatello) said that the new film will be ‘much lighter. Nowhere near as serious as TMNT.’
Pre-Teen Mutant Ninja Turtles will be released August, 2015.