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Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesLast year, during the 25th Anniversary of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," word broke that producer Scott Mednick ("300," "Superman Returns") was restarting the "TMNT" film franchise with a new movie that would be a live-action and CGI hybrid.

While "TMNT" co-creator Peter Laird sold the rights to Nickelodeon last October as part of a $60 million dollar deal, the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film now appears to be back on the fast track.

Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form from Platinum Dunes have reached an agreement with Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon to produce the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot, according to Deadline. Mednick will also remain on the project with Galen Walker, one of the producers of the 2007 "TMNT" CGI film. Read More...

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Reservoir TurtlesIf you ever thought 1990's live-action "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie really could've used more gritty, pulp-era crime flavor and snappy dialogue, you're in luck.

YouTube User withonea has posted a mash-up trailer for "Reservoir Turtles," a fan-made preview that combines scenes from Leonardo, Donatello and pals' big-screen debut with audio from Quentin Tarantino's slick 1992 film "Reservoir Dogs." And while the combination might seem incompatible at first, the two films actually blend quite nicely, with the entire crew of mask-wearing characters believably voicing the argument over who gets named "Mr. Pink."

Oh, and Leonardo telling Donatello to cut off an uncooperative victim's finger? Priceless. Read More...

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Rachel McAdamsThe cat is out of the bag for Rachel McAdams, who recently debunked rumors that she'd appear in "Spider-Man 4."

However, that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from speculating on other actresses who could play Black Cat, but it has seemingly dashed McAdams' comic book movie prospects.

And just because McAdams isn't suiting up as Felicia Hardy doesn't mean she wouldn't work wonderfully in certain comic book adaptations. From superheroes, newspersons and gun-toting badasses, here are five characters from the comic book world that could be perfect casting for McAdams.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesEver since the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” debuted in 1984, their original adventures have always had a home at Mirage Studios. However, with the recent sale of the “Turtles” rights to Nickelodeon, the future of Mirage Studios is no longer clear.

In a post on Newsarama, Tristan Jones—the current writer of the “Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” comics—revealed that Mirage Studios, Inc. will close on December 31, 2009.

“The current crew will become independent contractors on January 1 to get the final issues out,” Jones said. “Mirage will continue to publish ‘Tales’ until the May, 2010 issue - but as of now - that’s the end of the line. Peter [Laird] did keep rights for Mirage to publish 18 ‘TMNT’ comic books per year through the direct market, which would only be based on the current Mirage Universe stuff (eg: a continuation/conclusion to Volume 4).” Read More...

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TMNTNickelodeon has picked up the global rights for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” from the Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment in a deal reportedly worth $60 million.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nickelodeon will produce a new “Turtles” CG-animated TV series in 2012 to coincide with the new live-action “Turtles” movie. The current “TMNT” animated series will continue to air on The CW network’s Saturday lineup through August 2010.

"’Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ shares a comedic sensibility with the Nickelodeon DNA,” explained Nickelodeon President Cyma Zarghami. "We are extremely happy to have the opportunity to be able to focus on this property and creatively re-introduce it to a new generation of kids." Read More...

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Actor Elias Koteas might be best-known to Splash Page readers for his role as Casey Jones in the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movies, but when we were getting ready to speak to him about his upcoming film "Defendor" with Woody Harrelson, we noticed an interesting entry in his online resume. According to Wikipedia (not the most reliable source of information, we know), Koteas has a role in the live-action "Green Lantern" movie scheduled for release in 2011.

According to Koteas, the "Green Lantern" role is news to him.




"Am I in the movie?" asked Koteas when MTV Movies Editor Joshua Horowitz brought up the project's presence on his wiki-based resume. Read More...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesThe upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie finally has a writer -- and it looks like the Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman characters will have no shortage of fight scenes in their next big-screen bow.

According to Variety, "Young Guns" and "The Forbidden Kingdom" scribe John Fusco will pen the screenplay for the new, live-action film based we first brought you news about last year. The article claims that, along with penning several fight-friendly films, Fusco has been "practicing martial arts since he was 12, and continues to study Shaolin kung-fu."

And along with bringing his martial arts savvy to the mix, it appears that Fusco will also be returning to the characters' comic book roots for the film, too. Read More...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesIf you've ever fantasized about starring in a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film and you live in or around Los Angeles, you might be in luck -- as long as you're an expert martial artist, that is.

On July 18, Mirage Studios, 4Kids Entertainment and TMNT Productions are holding an open casting call for the upcoming, live-action "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" film. Producers are seeking martial arts experts to audition for the movie, and the best audition of the bunch will be hired as the newest member of the nefarious Foot Clan.

As per the official announcement, the casting call is "part of the 25th Anniversary Shell-ebration of the 'Heroes on a Half Shell' in 2009, and a great way to bring together all schools of martial arts to become part of the new generation of TMNT." Read More...

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ElectroWith the recent announcement that the "Spider-Man 4" script is headed back for a rewrite, it looks like we'll have even longer to wait for news on which villains Peter Parker will be battling in the new film. Rumors regarding the potential baddies have everyone's spider-sense tingling lately, with much of the buzz focusing on a potential debut for the vampire Morbius or Dr. Curt Connors' reptilian alter ego, The Lizard. Heck, we've heard suggestions regarding everyone from "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson (as Morbius) to "Fantastic Four" actress Jessica Alba (as Black Cat).

So, here are some of the Spider-Man villains we'd most like to see in the film, culled from the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler's impressive rogues gallery. Read More...

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Alexander SkarsgardRecently, he came this close to landing one of the most highly-sought-after star-making roles in Hollywood. But don’t feel too bad for stocky Swede Alexander Skarsgard, because he returns next week for the second season of the hit series “True Blood” -- which takes a bit of the sting out of the fact that he won’t be Thor.

“Yeah, I met with [Marvel Studios chief] Kevin [Feige] a few times and the director [Kenneth Branagh],” the affable Skarsgard admitted when asked about rumors that he was one of the last people cut before Chris Hemsworth was chosen to play the Norse god of thunder. “There was definitely some truth in that, yeah.” Read More...

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