After a series of bad news plaguing Michael Bay’s adaptation of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, the production looks to be back on track now after the hiring of Megan Fox to play April O’Neil, the plucky reporter friend of the Heroes in a Half Shell. With fresh air being breathed into the lungs of the controversial reboot, a new release date has been scheduled to reflect the adjusted production schedule.
Previously, Paramount put ‘Ninja Turtles’ (because they’re no longer teenage nor mutant in Bay’s version) on hold about 8 months ago due to a script and budget problems. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has announced that the film is back on track with the new release date of June 6, 2014. Though it’s only a month, this new date might give the turtles a fighting chance as the new Godzilla reboot starring Aaron Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen is scheduled to be released on the old release date of May 16, 2014.
Now with one star attached and a new release date set, hopefully the script is all in order and director Jonathan Liebesman casts the right people to play Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, who will all be motion-captured characters in this live-action CG hybrid film.
Though many fans are up in arms about Bay’s massive “liberties” with the beloved franchise, there’s not much they can do now to stop this from happening. The question now is if anyone will give it a chance. Do you think you’ll catch ‘Ninja Turtles’ when it hits theaters in June 2014? Is it possible that Michael Bay and company might not ruin another cherished part of our childhoods? The answers to these and many more questions have yet to be seen, but while we wait, share your thoughts in the comments below!