Scott Mednick who will be producing the filmed adaptation of the children’s classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” has his eyes set on the new live-action Turtles movie. Unlike the 2007 CGI animated film “TMNT,” the upcoming Turtles movie will be “real” and will re-introduce the Heroes in a Half-Shell to the new 21st century generation.
In an exclusive interview with Mania, Mednick spills the dirt admitting that the new film will be a re-telling of the origins “as it was in Batman, as it was in Superman, frankly as it was in Spider-Man. We have an entire new generation of fans who really don’t know the full back story,”
Mednick continues by saying, “You also have a much more sophisticated audience. Even the younger kids are more sophisticated by the information they receive. Things have become a little darker and a little edgier, just in general.”
And adds that, “Certainly as filmmakers the technology has come so far. It really gives us an opportunity to revisit the material and come at it, hopefully, in a new dramatic way from a filmmaking standpoint, and honor the old, and bring in the new.”
Mednick believes that fans will get a sneak peak at how awesome live-action Turtles will look when they watch “Where the Wild Things Are” which comes out this year.
“Jim Henson did brilliant job in 1990 [for the first live-action movie],” Mednick said with admiration. “Now…there’s face-replacement technology. The Wild Things were actually done by the Creature shop and Brian Henson, and we use face-replacement technology to get more emotive and expressive faces out of puppets.
“We want the Turtles to be real. We want them to be in the movie, not Gollumed,” Mednick told Mania. “We’re excited about the opportunity to use all of these new technologies to give the experience that you really believe the turtles are real. They’re teenagers. They have great personalities. They’re not guys in suits.”
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