Director John Woo and producer Terence Chang's Digital Rim Entertainment have signed a deal with Mirage Studios to develop and produce a new, computer-animated feature film based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, Variety reported. The plan is to return the franchise to its darker, edgier comic-book roots, Turtles co-creator and Mirage Licensing owner Peter Laird told the trade paper.
Digital Rim has already produced a new animated Turtles TV pilot, which inspired the company to pursue the film rights, the trade paper reported. The pilot is currently being shopped at the networks. The third and last Turtles film was released in 1993.