Paramount Set To Move On Sequels

During a Viacom conference call this week, the company talked up several of its future franchise projects that their studio Paramount Pictures plans to get moving on in the very near future.

Risky Biz Blog reports that according to the company, their planned reboot of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Jack Ryan franchises along with sequels to “Zoolander,” “Star Trek” and “G.I. Joe” are in active development.

In terms of timing, the studio says all these projects would not see a release before late Fall next year at the earliest, more likely most will be in 2012.

Amongst other facts garnered or confirmed during the call – “Star Trek 2” kicks off shooting in January, Justin Theroux will direct “Zoolander 2” which will be filmed sometime next year, and the ‘Turtles’ reboot will be live-action.