Screenwriter Andre Nemec Talks TMNT Movie

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Screenwriter Andre Nemec Talks TMNT Movie
Movie tone will be realistic, but not frighteningly dark...

Andre Nemec, screenwriter on the forthcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, has spoken to Coming Soon about some of the concerns raised by fans about the overall tone of the movie. With some fearful that the fine line between dark and gritty and humorous could prove to be an issue for the movie, Nemec moved to those fears...

Tone was a very interesting question on this movie as far as how dark we really wanted to go. It’s really all in the conflict between the characters. That was the driving principle. The color palettes that were chosen were not designed to be ‘Dark Knight’-ish in that regard. We weren’t looking to make that movie. I’m a huge fan of that movie, but I didn’t eat gobs of popcorn while I was watching that movie.

We certainly didn’t want kids to be running for the exits. ‘Mommy! Why did he do that?!’ We weren’t looking for that. We really wanted to entertain and have fun with it. I think we skate — we live — on a very fun line in this movie, whether it’s the action feeling real and exciting, but also fun and adventurous. It really never feels dark in a way that would startle you out of your chair or make you fearful.

Regarding the involvement of divisive figure Michael Bay as producer of the movie, Nemec had the following to say...

Michael has been an influence on the movie and he’s certainly been giving his notes and paying attention to the movie as we go through. There are Michael Bay aesthetics. He has a very good sense of action. He has a very good sense of entertainment. I think that, on those influences, you’ll feel Michael Bay’s hand.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens on August 8th.



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