Electroshadow first ran the news about a reboot of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” a couple of months ago. When fans heard what Michael Bay had in mind for it, they balked. Apparently, as a producer he intended to do away with a lot of the elements that made the characters what they were. Bay, in responding to fan anger, told them all to “chill”. Now, the studio has told him the same thing.
Today, Paramount Pictures announced that “Ninja Turtles” will be postponed indefinitely. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the studio has serious concerns over the Jonathan Liebesman-directed movie. Having already pushed the release dates for two of their projects, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “World War Z” to allow extensive reshoots, Paramount simply does not want yet another case of expensive problems during or after production. So they’re taking their time to iron out what it feels are fundamental script issues, instead of rushing out a subpar product for the December 2013 release date.
Bay’s Platinum Dunes, which is handling the production of the movie, had no comment on the matter. But it’s likely they’ll soon make some bullshit PR statement as a form of damage control.