A Gritty Live-Action Adaptation of the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin’ Comic in the Works!

A Gritty Live-Action Adaptation of the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin' Comic in the Works!

When the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin comic book started coming out, it was a major hit for IDW Publishing, as well as a major moment in the evolution of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise overall. The comic book was written by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, and Tom Waltz, and showed us a dark and grim future in which Michelangelo survived as the only remaining turtle. The story was enormously popular and it seems now that a live-action movie adaptation of the comic book is in the works.

The news comes after last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem proved to be a major hit, and while Mutant Mayhem was an animated feature, it doesn’t seem like The Last Ronin will go in that same direction.

Paramount has confirmed that it is working on a live-action adaptation of the popular comic book story, confirming also that they are planning on making it an R-rated movie, which means that it is going to be as dark and as gritty as the original comic book. So far, details on the adaptation are scarce, but we do have some information for you.

It has been confirmed that Tyler Burton Smith, who co-wrote the upcoming R-rated action movie Boy Kills World and who wrote the 2019 iteration of Chucky horror franchise Child’s Play, is working on the screenplay and that Walter Hamada, through his 18hz production, will be producing the film.

Sadly, this is all we have as of the time of writing, but more updates are sure to follow. In case you’re not familiar with the plot of The Last Ronin, here is an official summary:

Who is the Last Ronin? In a future, battle-ravaged New York City, a lone surviving Turtle embarks on a seemingly hopeless mission seeking justice for the family he lost. From legendary TMNT co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, get ready for the final story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles three decades in the making!

What terrible events destroyed his family and left New York a crumbling, post-apocalyptic nightmare? All will be revealed in this climactic Turtle tale that sees longtime friends becoming enemies and new allies emerging in the most unexpected places. Can the surviving Turtle triumph?

As stated, this is all we have as of the time of writing. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is one of the most popular superhero franchises of all time, so many fans have high expectations when adaptations are concerned. Be sure to keep following us for all the latest updates and news related to the movie and the franchise overall, as we on Fiction Horizon are going to provide you with all the latest.

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