Director/Producer/Exploder Michael Bay was at the 2012 Nickelodeon up fronts the other day and spoke briefly about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film he is producing. You can check out the video below.
It’s not very long, only about fifteen seconds. Bay tells us these turtles are part of an ancient alien race and they will be tough, funny, edgy and lovable. That “edgy” thing bugs me. Edgy how exactly?
Also, alien race? I thought the turtles came from some radioactive ooze? My exposure to the Ninja Turtles has only been the cartoons and movies, is this “alien race” angle from the comic books?
At the end of the day all that matters is if the movie is good. Make a good movie and no one will complain. Well, someone will, someone always does, but it won’t be as bad as it will be if you make an all out terrible film.
Let’s talk casting. April? Casey Jones (assuming his character appears)? Master Splinter? The turtles? I’m guessing Splinter and the turtles will be digitally rendered based on motion capture performances. It’s probably the best way to get realistic performances and fight scenes.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set to return to theatres Decmber 25, 2013. Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) is directing.
SOURCE: Stuff We Like