I promised myself I wouldn’t elongate the original story any more with a third update, so I thought I’d swing by the site this Saturday morning and let Mr. Michael Bay defend his Platinum Dunes from me and ‘The Blue Door:’
Ok, Mr. Bay, I get it: You didn’t do any work on this Paramount-sanctioned draft of Inter-Dimensional Turtles. It might be bad, but it’s not Platinum Dunes’ concern because it was a script you rightly “shredded.”
Everything I’ve been saying about how the current draft is being written and now is the time to make our discontent known seems to be working out, because Shoot For The Edit’s forums have brought the man himself down to pat his children once more on the head, telling us to chill.
I plead ignorance to the details of Bay’s deal, but still say two things:
1. The leaked script that appeared very briefly on the internet had a 2012 date: not last year, but this year. But maybe Bay is right and this script wasn’t for Platinum Dunes but instead for Paramount, which makes me wonder:
2. Why was Michael Bay going around telling people that his Turtles were “alien” if ‘The Blue Door’ wasn’t the movie they were making? IS THERE ANOTHER ALIEN TURTLE SCRIPT?!?!?!? There must be, which means aliens aren’t off the table, which means I’m glad we’re all being fly-in-Bay-ointment at the moment.
Mr. Bay – I liked all 3 ‘Transformers’ films. I’m consistently mocked for it but ‘Dark of the Moon’ was the paramount of visual spectacle for the sake of it and I was 100% on board. You’re a director with vision, and even when I don’t agree with that vision, I can enjoy your movies.
We’re just people who like the Turtles telling you we didn’t like that thing I’m pretty sure you were going to do to the Turtles. Just don’t do it, please? It’s not like we’re going away. We, the fan audience, obviously can read dates on things and remember those things for longer than a year.
Its cool,though, bro. We’re all chill over here.
Want to re-live ‘The Blue Door’ and Inter-Dimensional Turtles? Click HERE
Want to re-read what Michael Bay said about the Turtles being aliens (I guess after this draft had been trashed)? Click HERE
Do we all just want a good Ninja Turtles movie? Yes.
One more thought before I have a weekend, here’s Turtles’ creator Kevin Eastman and his quote about the new draft from August 8th 2012 (emphasis mine):
“I talked to [producer] Scott Mednick yesterday, and he’s seen the most recent 50 [script] pages and said it’s as good as the last version“