Paramount Pictures has rearranged its upcoming schedule, setting the Platinum Dunes reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Christmas Day, 2013.
Previously, Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway were assigned to draft the project with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol‘s Josh Appelbaum and Andrew Nemec taking over last year. It is still unknown whether they performed a page one rewrite or if they updated the Marcum and Holloway draft.
The franchise, which began as a black and white comic book series in 1984, rose to tremendous popularity when it became an animated series in 1987. Following the first live-action film in 1990, the series spawned two live-action sequels, a live-action television series, a second animated series and a CGI feature film.
Details are still few on the new version, but it will be produced by Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.