We all know the story by now. Michael Bay is producing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action film that will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman. The turtles are supposedly no longer teenage or mutant. The film was met with extreme displeasure from fans when details from the script emerged. In fact the whole script leaked online and many who read it thought it was fake due to all of the oddball choices it took story wise. Not long afterwards the film was put on hold to dial back the budget and rewrite most of the script. It seems like Paramount Pictures is now happy with the rewrite.
Production Weekly, who are usually very reliable when it comes to things like this, report that the film will start shooting in New York this April. New York and April, how appropriate.
Principle photography on TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, is scheduled to begin this April in New York.
— Production Weekly (@prodweek) January 12, 2013
No word other than that. I would say it’s a safe bet that some of the things that caused so much fan discord has been tweaked or completely changed. With principle photography beginning so soon, it should be no time at all until we hear some solid casting info. What do you think? Are you saying this one is out for the count or should we wait to hear what’s changed?
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