New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Film To Be Penned By ‘Bad Words’ Writer Andrew Dodge
It’s time to dust off your masks because the turtles are coming back. Paramount is making another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and has hired Andrew Dodge, the man behind the Jason Bateman film Bad Words, to write the script.
This will be the third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film for the studio, the first one, released in 2014, grossed $493 million worldwide and its 2016 sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, garnered around $245 million. Back in October of last year, producer Andrew Form said that there were no plans for a third film so it seems that this would be an attempt at a new franchise reboot instead of a third film. It would appear that new Paramount chairman Jim Gianopulos has been making it his priority to clean up the studio’s slate and refocus on its franchises while upgrading the quality and it appears that TMNT will be getting just such treatment.
Dodge’s big break came with Bad Words in 2014 which after doing some time on the Hollywood Black List was picked up and premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival and had Bateman pulling double duty as the star and making his directorial debut. Since Bad Words, Dodge’s other works include Space Jam 2 and O’Lucky Day, the latter of which has Peter Dinklage set to star.
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