It appears the look of the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has mutated from a man in a turtle suit to a CG blend of costume and computer. Although the live-action ninja turtle rumors have been circulating, thanks to co-creator Kevin Eastman, it now seems that we'll have to get our TMNT fix in CG/puppet hybrid form. The Turtles' other creator, Peter Laird, is on board with the hybrid film, and he's spilled a bit more information.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman created a whole lotta buzz when he hinted on Heavy Metal that there would be a Turtle/human recreation of the original TMNT live action movie. But now co-creator Peter Laird told MTV that:
As it stands now, there is no intention of doing another live-action film like the first three, with actors and stuntmen in actual Turtle suits, contrary to what was said by Kevin. We have pretty much decided that the next "TMNT" movie should be what we've been calling a "hybrid" - that is to say, live-action humans and sets combined with very realistic CGI Turtles (and possibly some other CGI characters).
While Laird was mum on whether the film will feature any Shredder backstory, it still seems like he's still in love with the turtle puppet suits of yore. What are we going to get a Shredder half-puppet turtle CG story where we learn how every mutant came to be?