[Movies] Kevin Eastman Says Ninja Turtles Will Have the Scope of The Avengers Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 11.19.2012
And the fight scenes of The Raid: Redemption...
Kevin Eastman is talking up the negative buzz-heavy Ninja Turtles film. While fan reaction to many of the proposed changes (including making the turtles aliens) has been poor, Eastman--who co-created the property--told NBC 5 Chicago that the film would be the best of all worlds.
"Jonathan Liebesman is going to make a great film," he said. "From what I've seen of the script, it's fantastic. Michael Bay has made some great and intense movies. We're talking about being inspired by movies like The Avengers for scope and roots origin and The Raid: Redemption for fight scenes and Rise for the Apes as far as computer-quality style."
Eastman also told The Examiner, "not to worry, this will be a great TMNT film. Much like many thirty year old concepts, the TMNT's have been re-invented a number of times, some were stronger than others, but if you look at what Viacom/Nickelodeon has done/allowed to happen with the new TMNT animated TV series, and the new IDW comic series, each has a slightly new and refreshed take on the 'core concept,' the new film with be the same, a film "well placed" in the TMNT lore the fans will enjoy. If we learned nothing else from one of my favorite comic book based films, The Avengers, that there's a lot to be said about never forgetting that core concept and core fan-base."