Peter Laird Talks About Using "Hybrid" Turtles In Live-Action TMNT Reboot

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Co-creator Peter Laird posted a blog post talking about the big announcement last night regarding Mirage Studios making a new live-action TMNT movie. Laird confirms that the inital discussions involve using "hybrid" ninja turtles:

As you may recall from some of my previous comments, our initial discussions regarding the next film had to do with what we were calling a "hybrid" — live action with realistic Turtles rendered in CGI and blended in. This new idea — which, frankly, I am VERY pumped about — will have actors and stunt performers in full Turtle suits for filming in live action. As of right now, there is talk of using CGI to do "face replacement" for the suits so that we can get those great, expressive faces possible with CGI.

Laird also says that they are "very early in the development process" with "no writer or director" yet attached, and have "just started talking about the story".

source: Peter Laird