[Movies] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Co-Creator New Movie Will Be 'Awesome'
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.14.2013
He has faith in Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman...
CBR spoke with original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman about the new movie project from Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes. The project has recently garnered a great deal of controversy due to the recent casting of Megan Fox as well as the rumored details of the script and re-titling the movie to Ninja Turtles (implying that the Turtles will now be aliens from another dimension instead of mutants).
"One of the things that's awesome about the relationship I've had with Platinum Dunes and Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman and some of the producers, Scott Mednick and Galen Walker on the series, is that it's probably amusing to a lot of people what the press puts out there and what they say people behind the scenes really want to do with the movie, but [Platinum Dunes'] main goal is actually to make the best possible "Turtles" movie with respect to the fans and the core audience as possible.
"From everything that I've seen in the ["TMNT"] script and the development and everything they've asked my input on specifically, it's gonna be an awesome, familiar, solid "Turtles" movie. It'll have everything that fans are gonna want and then some.
"Much like you look at what they're doing at Nickelodeon with the new animated series, it's all based solidly on the "Turtles" foundation, but they've hit the reset button. They've taken it back to the first episode, with the Turtles first time above ground after many years of training with Master Splinter. They're making a "Turtles" origin that is firmly rooted in "Turtles" history, but a slight tweak here and a slight tweak there. It's been enjoyable and the IDW series is much the same, in that it's firmly rooted in "Turtles" history, but multiple "Turtles" universes."
The film is reported to begin production this April. It is set for a June 6, 2014 release.