When "The Dark Knight" was blistering the box office, making money hand over fist for the studios and the theaters, I knew that it was only a matter of time before other films would start being released with a much more "darker" theme.
And now comes news (again from Comi-con) that the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot will have a darker theme too.
Because, you know...Batman and the Turtles have so much in common.
Producers Scott Mednick and Galen Walker told the fanboys in San Diego that its time to do it old school:
"In the world we live in today, in the golden age of superhero movies, we need to get back to where this all started."
Dear lord, yet another "back to where it all started" spiel.
"Our point of view is this: go back and look at the original Turtles comics. They are very dark." Said Walker. "The audience is much more sophisticated than they were in 1990. This is 2009. Take the new Harry Potter for example. It is rated PG and it's still a very dark film. We are headed that direction.
The new Turtles reboot will release most-likely Summer 2011. Funny how almost every movie announced at Comi-con seems to be two years down the road. I guess the two year hype train of "Iron Man" helped motivate other studios to follow suit. If they can generate interest longer, the film may stick around longer in the top ten when its released. At least that's the theory. Despite the best efforts of the guys in marketing, the movie can still be dead on arrival because of script, direction and just plain lack of interest.
Is there an audience for a darker version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Let us know what you think.