Deadline is reporting some action on the upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It looks like paramount has hired on writer-duo Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec to the project. These guys are the writers behind the upcoming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, as well as the laughable Life on Mars remake and Happy Town.
Paramount was apparently so impressed with their script rewrite for the new Mission Impossible flick that they hired them on to rewrite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The last duo to work on a script for it was Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.
The turtles will appear in a film that’s a Paramount, Nickelodeon and Platinum Dune co-production- quite the mix. They’ve been trying to get this film off the ground for a couple of years now, so let’s hope that these guys can pull it off. It’s too bad that 2007’s quite-good TMNT (which was in itself an attempt to reboot the franchise) didn’t set the world on fire the way they wanted it to.