Paramount has shifted its schedule of blockbusters and moved the Jonathan Liebesman-helmed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle live-action/animated hybrid to debut in December of 2013. The studio also moved the Marc Forster-directed zombie saga World War Z, which stars Brad Pitt, to the middle of 2013 and slipped the Christopher McQuarrie-helmed Tom Cruise vehicle One Shot to Christmas 2012, taking the slot vacated by World War Z.
It was just one month ago that Liebesman took the reins of the TMNT hybrid film (see “Liebesman to Helm Live ‘TMNT’ Feature”), so it is quite evident that the project is coming together quickly. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, who wrote the screenplay for the highly successful Mission: Impossible--Ghost Protocol, are writing the script for the new TMNT feature. According to Deadline, Paramount is hoping that One Shot, which also stars Tom Cruise, will be able to duplicate the success of Ghost Protocol.
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