Bobby Herbeck, the writer of the original Ninja Turtles movie, would like to see heroes return to their origins for an updated sequel to the 90s trilogy.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Herbeck revealed that he would love to see the sewage turtles return to the “surface” in a new sequel that would revisit the original trilogy, using the technology that exists today.
When asked if he would like to develop a new delivery 20 years later, in the style of Halloween or Bill & Ted, Herbeck did not hesitate: “Yes. The answer is yes.”
“We are trying to make that happen. We want to do a reboot. We have fans on Instagram asking, ‘Why don’t you reboot the first movie?’ We would love.”
“The truth is that this property is established today, 30 years later, as part of modern pop culture, it will not disappear. It will continue to grow. I wish we could go back,” he added.
Herbeck also revealed that he has been talking to Steve Barron, the director, and that he is in the hands of any studio that wants to take a risk, that has an interest in picking up this reboot. In addition, he pointed out that it would be incredible to use the technology that exists today to design the characters’ uniforms.
The franchise debuted in theaters in 1990, with the live-action movie Ninja Turtles, becoming the most successful independent film at the box office ever, until The Blair Witch Project arrived nine years later.
Pedro Ferreira is a content producer at IGN Portugal. You can follow him on Twitter