Bobby Herbeck would love to make a sequel reboot to the original 1990 classic

Ask any fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise and they will tell you that the original 1990 movie is the definitive version of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s heroes in a half shell. Steve Barron’s gritty and enigmatic origin tale is enjoying a bit of a renaissance just now with NECA Toys delivering a stellar line up of action figures, and the movie about to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

With the landmark looming on the horizon, some of the visionaries behind the movie have been speaking about its legacy – most notably, Bobby Herbeck. In a recent interview, the producer revealed he’s attempting to launch a surprise follow-up or reboot of the 1990 release. Herbeck recently told

“We’re trying to make that happen. We want to do a reboot,” Herbeck told “We got our fans to come to us on Instagram, they’re, ‘Why don’t you guys do a reboot of the first movie?’ We’d love to do it.”

“The truth is, this property, it’s established now after 30 years as a part of our modern pop culture, it’s not going away,” he added. “It’s only going to continue to grow. I do wish that we could go back. I mean, we’ve talked to Steve Barron about this, and Brian Henson, and if there were an opportunity, if one of the studios saw fit, I think we could go back and reboot it like it was… Imagine if Brian Henson had access to the technology he does today to make these costumes and all that. I think it would be amazing. A reboot like that I think would really get people’s juices flowing.”

Okay, as a mega-fan of the original TMNT 1990 movie, this is the biggest news to emerge from the franchise since the credits rolled on TMNT III: Turtles In Time. Steve Barron’s fantastic movie raised the bar for future TMNT projects and nothing produced since has even come close to replicating its brilliance. If Herbeck can make this happen, it will represent a MASSIVE win for the fans – and I am there for it!



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