Whether it’s the US’s ‘Ninja Turtles’ or the UK’s quaint ‘Hero Turtles’, there’s no doubt that the shelled mutants ruled the playgrounds in the early nineties, oozing things like ‘street cred’ all over the place.

The live action films which followed the comic book and TV series into production were generally received well by the fans and have fallen into the nostalgic ether – which means it’s the perfect time to haul the franchise for another airing.

The Deadline grapevine has it today that,

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon have brought Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form on to produce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the live-action film that reboots the film series launched by New Line in 1990. Bay, Fuller and Form will  produce with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick.

For those keeping up – this the second reboot of the turtle series in recent years – reaction to the recent fourth film in the franchise, its first CGI iteration, was mixed, praising its stellar voice cast but complaints were made that it didn’t make best use of the potential and, perhaps, the nostalgia as it satisfied the fanbase but did nothing new to update the series.

So, in steps Michael Bay and the Platinum Dunes crew and God only knows how this will end up. A bulk of PD’s previous productions were updating of fondly remembered franchises and those met with generally negative results. So we’re bracing ourselves here…

Oh, and just because it’s Friday here’s a couple of videos to make you ashamed/proud of your past…

Partners in Kryme – Turtle Power

Vanilla Ice Ninja Rap – Go Ninja, Go Ninja GO!