Ninja Turtles won’t see theaters until at least 2014, but that’s not stopping the reboot from setting the internet on fire once again. First, producer Michael Bay called them aliens, and TMNT fans around the world nearly broke their computer monitors in outrage. He and others involved in the project have told us to be patient and the final product will be true to the source material, but the latest bit of information was tough to read.
A script was leaked and virtually everyone agrees it’s all kinds of terrible. The Turtles are from Dimension X, they’re part of a bigger prophecy (who isn’t nowadays?), and the infamous Shredder and his Foot Clan have received a drastic change. He’s now Col. “Schrader” and The Foot is a Special Ops team. However, Michael Bay took to his forum and told fans not to worry because that was an old script that “saw the shredder.”
Despite Bay trying to win back the fans, Latino Review points out that the script leaked earlier this year, and that comes nearly 2 years after he and Platinum Dunes jumped on-board the project. It’s worth noting though that the film has been delayed so they can bunker down and work on the script. Based on everything that has been leaked, it looks like they’ll need to make drastic edits if they want to win back the support of the TMNT fans.
Do you believe Bay’s claim and think this script has really been tossed or do you think they’re just making a few modifications here and there? Does TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman being part of the project give you some faith, or is this too much bad news to swallow? As for me, I’ll wait until they release anything official before becoming too disappointed by the news. After all, it doesn’t seem fair to judge the project based on what it potentially might be. I guess we’ll have to wait and hear more as Turtlegate develops. At least we have the awesome IDW TMNT comic to tide us over in the meantime.