The Ooze is Back! Michael Bay Confirms Teenage Alien Turtle Plans Have Been Dropped
Michael Bay, who is producing the upcoming reboot of the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has had fans in an uproar since the project was announced. The topic that got most fans going rabid was the fact that Bay, and director Jonathan Liebsman had planned to drop the original mutant aspect of the characters and making them an alien life instead. Naturally, anyone who is a fan of these characters knows that this goes against everything the Ninja Turtles are. However, last year, production came to a screeching halt to re-evaluate the film and it’s expected that at that time, plans were re-thought and it was rumored that those alien plans were scrapped. Today, we can confirm that this is true. Michael Bay has stated the “ooze” will indeed be the source of the heroes in a half shell.
There was that quote saying that we’re making [the Ninja Turtles as] aliens. We’re not. It’s the ooze! It’s from the original source material. These are from the original writers, and I never went out to correct myself in the press. I do listen to the fans and I do want this to be authentic. I think they’re going to be really happy with this movie. When I see the digital stuff, the turtles look great.
This is certainly good news for fans, but there are still some things that are raising some questions. The first being the casting of Megan Fox as April O’Neil. If you’ll think back to before the third Transformers movie released, Bay and Fox had a bit of a falling out, so this casting choice came as a bit of a surprise. More recently, Seinfeld alum Danny Woodburn was cast in the iconic role of Master Splinter, the Turtle’s master who takes the form of a rat. The film also stars Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo and Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, all of whom will portray their characters via motion capture. Will Arnett was cast in an unspecified role, that isn’t Casey Jones.
The film is slated for a June 6, 2014 release date, a few weeks before Bay’s other huge franchise Transformers 4 blasts its way into theaters.
Source : Moviefone