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Michael Bay Ninja Turtles Project gets delayed   2 comments

The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that Michael Bay’s Paramount backed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles project has been shelved indefinitely.

The TMNTs as depicted by four dudes that live with their moms.

It has been a hard year for Paramount with two of its big projects, GI Joe Retaliation and the Brad Pitt zombie epic World War Z, getting delayed so that script issues can be resolved.  Paramount is not happy with the current Turtles script and has decided to fix those issues now, rather than the more expensive choice of going back after shooting has wrapped.  This will also allow more time for the new Nickelodeon TMNT series to get on its feet (or flippers, depending) later this year and start generating some buzz for the movie.  Perhaps the writers will revisit their choice to make the Turtles aliens rather than mutants, which caused much fan outcry.

I know what I want to see in the new movie. The Tardis. What did you think I meant?

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Posted June 16, 2012 by atomicsam in Film

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2 responses to “Michael Bay Ninja Turtles Project gets delayed

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  1. Wait, I thought that Paramount produced The Avengers this year! A hard year indeed, having the most successful movie of all time (by certain measures.) Honestly, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has rarely ever succeeded at being anything more than cheesy action cartoons for kids, and maybe it should stay that way.

    • If you launch three boats and two of them sink its a bad year, not matter how well the one boat does. Avengers’ success was huge, but not a surprise. No one expected WWZ and GIJ2 to go unreleased and that represents a major loss for the company.

      I agree that TMNT has had its biggest success when aimed kids, and despite its darker origins it has more of a places in the hearts and minds of the fans as such. But, one of the best things about any long running multi-platform series is its ability to be reinvented. Thats what allowed TMNT to become cartoony and kid friendly in the first place. With that in mind I think that the writers, producers and directors should try new and unexpected things. This failed the series before(the live action show), but in the interest of the series evolving it is important for it to try new things.

      But if the movie looks terrible, we can all just skip it, forget it, and wait for the next reboot.

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