Art Marcum and Matt Holloway have signed on to write the script for the new feature film installment of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which Platinum Dunes is producing for Paramount.
Paramount and Nickelodeon picked up the rights to the comic book characters for around $60 million last year. The companies plan to push out the characters not only in movie form but via a TV show and other mediums.
Marcum and Holloway gained notoriety with their script for the first “Iron Man” film. They also worked on 2008’s “Punisher: War Zone.” and recently penned scripts for “Buck Rogers” and “Highlander”.
Considered one of the most popular kids’ television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series, and later spawned four blockbuster theatrical releases. The property also has translated into a significant consumer products business–with DVDs, video games, toys and more–that has generated billions of dollars at retail.