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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Delayed
The reboot is being retooled

17 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Delayed

If you were excited about a Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen… Well, it looks like you’ll have to wait a little bit. Reports have been emerging that it is the latest victim of the re-tooling process, with Paramount shutting down activity on the film.

Early word from the Hollywood Reporter talked of an “indefinite” shut down, though that has since evolved into a "delay". The film had hit the pre-production stage and was building up its crew in Vancouver for a blend of live action and CG creatures. Though it had been aimed at a December 2013 release, that date has now been shifted to May 2014. No official word has emerged as to the reason for the delay, though sources point to trouble with the script.

It’s the latest issue to affect the film, which hit a rough patch back in March with the outcry over a change in the origin story for Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael.

Paramount won’t be best pleased to be shoving back another potential tent pole in the wake of the G.I. Joe: Retaliation delay and the more recent issues with World War Z. But shouldn't they really be examining whether Shredder is behind the Turtles’ issues?


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good news
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. More

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