Report: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Being Delayed For Substantial Reshoots
Late last week, we got our very first look at the hotly debated reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The teaser was surprisingly not terrible according to most. Not sure if that’s because expectations were severely low or if it was legitimately good, however. The Jonathan Liebesman-directed film is currently slated for an August release date, but that could all change as it is being reported that some substantial reshoots may be in store for the film.
According to Geeks of Doom, the release date is being pushed into the fourth quarter of 2014 in order to accommodate some needed reshoots. Their source claims that roughly one-third of the film will be reshot with producer Michael Bay completely overseeing the filming. This will likely cut into the post-production of the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction as well. There is no word if Liebesman, who directed Wrath of the Titans and Battle: Los Angeles, will be working on the reshoots or not.
This would mark the second delay for the film, as it was originally set to release this spring. The source isn’t sure who will be returning to complete the reshoots, so it’s not clear as to what parts of the film need to be redone. It’s possible that this could be no more that the addition of more special effects and explosions, but if the “one-third” news is true, that is a pretty heft amount to refilm. We’ll have to keep an eye on this one to see how it plays out. Could be nothing more than the usual reshoots that occur on just about every film.
The reboot, which sees Megan Fox take on the on role of April O’Niel, has taken a different approach to the popular characters. From the trailer, we’ve learned that O’Niel’s father and Shredder, played by Michael Fichtner, are responsible for the mutated amphibians. Check out the trailer below.
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