Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles reboot pushed back to 2014

Rumours cite potential script issues

Michael Bay’s plans to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise have hit an apparent snag, with THR suggesting that Paramount have shelved the project indefinitely due to problems with the script.

Since that story broke, sources close to the production have asserted that the project has not collapsed altogether, but has merely been delayed by a few months.

ComingSoon.net have backed that assertion up by reporting that the film has now been given a new release date, with Paramount supposedly slating it to open on 16 May 2014. That would put it in direct competition with one of Fox’s big summer releases, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.

Even if the latter account is accurate, it does at least suggest that more work is needed on the film’s development, with Bay’s initial claim that the turtles would be recast as alien creatures having gone down terribly with fans of the comics. When that backlash first began to spread, Bay took to his official website to instruct fans to bear with him, and trust that the franchise is in good hands.

“Fans need to take a breath, and chill,” said Bay back in March. “They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.”

Confident words then, but we’ve a feeling today’s rumours may not help with the relaxing process...

Would you like to see a TMNT reboot, or should Paramount drop it altogether? Tell us, below!


    • writerdave87

      Jun 18th 2012, 12:42

      'Problems with the script'... IE, Michael Bay having input.

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    • Heisenberg

      Jun 18th 2012, 13:01

      Let push it back to 3014 instead, that way i'll be long dead and won't have to witness the f*****g monstrosity.

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    • EddieFelson

      Jun 18th 2012, 14:16

      Im with Heisenberg, pull the plug on Bay and this film!

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Jun 18th 2012, 14:24

      how many turtle films have there been 3? All of them shyte? That should tell them something

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    • thedanieljson

      Jun 18th 2012, 14:36

      Kill it, kill it with fire.

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Jun 18th 2012, 15:29

      Did they find they couldn't squeeze "Aliens" into an already long title?

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 18th 2012, 16:33

      "The franchise is in good hands" says the director of Bad Boys 2, Transformers 2 and 3. Why does it need a complex back story? WHY? Its mutated turtles that are ninjas! If Bay is not sure, he should re-read the title for clues. For Fuq sake, its not War and Peace.

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    • blade32

      Jun 18th 2012, 16:38

      Good. Hopefully they've listed to the fans backlash at putting Michael Bay at the helm. He sucks. They should hold fire until a better team is on board. Hopefully they'll make it a live action / animatronic version instead of CGI.

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 18th 2012, 16:43

      All I have to see is f**k Michael Bay !

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    • FBMBurgess

      Jun 18th 2012, 19:21


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    • marc96

      Jun 18th 2012, 19:31

      @RaveyDaveyGravey unlike the above comment i can respect your opinion on the movies & understand how they wouldnt be to everyones taste.... as i grew up with the series/movies im not looking forward to this (mainly due to Bay)... although if they got someone else in, it might be nice to bring the turtle love (sounds wrong i know), to a new generation

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    • QuietLife

      Jun 18th 2012, 23:27

      Give it to Josh Trank! He'd film the shnizzle out of it!

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