Michael Bay Updates on ‘Transformers 4’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
While speaking with Moviefone about his latest film to arrive in theaters, Pain & Gain, director Michael Bay took the time to offer new updates on two of his highly anticipated projects, Transformers 4 and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. TMNT fans in particular may find Bay’s most recent comments of interest as it appears several key changes have been made since production for the film was shut down last year in an effort to revisit the drawing board.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that one of Michael Bay’s latest projects, Paramount Films’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot film entitled Ninja Turtles, has reportedly laid off most of the pre-production staff for an “indefinite” halting of all film-related projects.
Jonathan Liebesman, the director behind the upcoming live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, recently spoke with the folks at Latino Review and discussed the topic of CGI use in the film and how it may be incorporated. The film is currently being billed as a CGI/live-action combo feature so many have already suspected that the heroes in the film will be entirely CGI characters as oppose to actors in rubber suits as seen in the original movies.
“Well, I was blown away by the CGI in The Rise of the Planet of the Apes“, Liebseman explained. “It’s funny, I was just talking to Michael about the eyes. We discussed it for like three hours yesterday, just talking about the eyes. So yeah, it’s going to be like that.”
Tune in to the latest official video from GeekRest as part of ‘The Seventh Day’ series, as Aaron and Adam talk about Mark Millar’s ‘Supercrooks’ and the possibility of a future film, the CW’s upcoming Green Arrow television series, Michael Bay and the controversy surrounding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ‘alien species’ origin, IDW’s ongoing Womanthology series, Mark Waid’s digital imprint line (and the local controversy that followed) and some additional announcements from WonderCon!
Michael Bay Responds to ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Origin Backlash
Producer Micheal Bay, who damn near broke the internet with his announcement that the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot will have our heroes being from an alien race, has responded to the fan backlash with a statement on his website. With the live-action reboot, there’s also no denying that the target audience for the upcoming filmier the 20 to 30-something year olds that grew up on the comics and animated series. The understandable gripe amongst fans is that the origin story is a classic and grounded tale in the TMNT lexicon.
Krang May Appear in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot
Following the somewhat unnerving remarks by Michael Bay that the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot will have the turtles being part of an alien race, some new info is beginning to surface that may shed more light on the story.