Michael Bay's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot Stoppedby: Posted:
Eat s**t and like the taste of it, Michael Bay.
You may not abuse my generation's beloved "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" the way you disfigured "Transformers" after all. As reported by IGN this afternoon, Paramount Pictures has shut down pre-production on Bay's "TMNT" retarded, rehashed and reimagined reboot. At the very least, that shoves the release date violently over a cliff from December 2013 to circa May 2014.
As IGN credits to The Hollywood Reporter, Bay and his Platinum Dunes company are running into some script disagreements with Paramount. For those who didn't hear the anguished cries of nostalgic TMNT devotees months ago, Bay championed the brilliant idea that the four half-shelled martial arts masters would be aliens in his rendition instead of the product of a toxic-ooze dousing.
Incredibly, this idea has been credited to a script co-written not only to be directed by "Wrath Of The Titans" helmsman Jonathan Liebesman, but co-written by Andre Nemec with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman.
"[The studio is] temporarily laying off pre-production staff and informing those prepping the film that the work stoppage is 'indefinite,'" say unnamed sources. There's a predicted delay of at least 10 weeks. The stoppage follows Paramount also shoving "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" back to 2013 to prepare a proper 3-D release.