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Bay to produce new Turtles movie

Michael Bay is to produce the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Paramount has confirmed it is reviving the hit 90s martial arts movie franchise under its Nickelodeon label and the Transformers director is on board as producer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Wrath Of The Titans' Jonathan Liebesman will direct the CGI/live action film about teenage mutant turtles and martial arts experts Raphael, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo.

The film has a budget of 100 million dollars and is due to be released in cinemas in December 2013.

The original film, based on the hit 80s cartoon, saw the Turtles - who lived in the New York sewers, loved pizza and were guided by mutant rat mentor Splinter - do battle against the Foot Clan, lead by the evil Shredder, with the help of TV news reporter April O'Neil.

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