Developments on the upcoming computer-generated film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rarely pop up on the radar. With the release of what looked to be the first official poster for the film a while back (right), we could not help taking interest in the film with the addition of both Warner Bros and The Weinstein Co. To top it off, the poster even claimed that Ninja Turtles could strike movie theatres as early as 2007.
Well, it now looks like Warner Bros is ready to hold true to their promise.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Release Date
According to Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures will handle domestic distribution of the all-CGI-animated film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, while the Weinstein Co. will take international territories.
Warner Bros has announced that we can expect the film to hit theatres on March 30th, 2007. The Weinstein Co has still not decided on a a date for international release.
The project has been under development for some time with animation veteran Kevin Munroe writing and directing the film. Munroe has been working close to Turtles comicbook co-creator Peter Laird since the beginning.
According to Warner Bros, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be rated PG and will have a sharper edge than the three live-action films released back in the early 90s.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles represents a brand that is widely recognized all around the world, and we think this new CG version will be a huge hit among audiences everywhere," said TWC co-chair Harvey Weinstein, who made the announcement with Warner Bros. Pictures president of distribution Dan Fellman.
The CGI animation for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is being created in Imagi's facility in Hong Kong.
We are now wondering if Warner Bros and The Weinstein Co would follow the latest trend and risk having the film be rated PG-13; something that we would probably appreciate more than the kids.