I know there’s been a backlash about the TMNT news, and frankly I don’t know why. When’s the last time you even saw a live-action Turtles movie? Oh, that’s right, 1993; and the movie sucked. So, to see a talking Turtle doing flips and shell-talking whilst eating pizza sounds like some of the best news ever. I also love Michael Bay, and with him as a producer it means the movie will probably be filled with action!
Also, to quell your fears, creator Kevin Eastman speaks to the fans via CBR
“I talked to [producer] Scott Mednick yesterday, and he’s seen the most recent 50 [script] pages and said it’s as good as the last version — they’ve really knocked it out of the park,” Eastman said. “I’ve seen a chunk of it, and it’s going to be a great movie, despite what everybody thinks.”
Eastman is busy working closely with Liebesman, Mednick and writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec. “Doing sketches, drawings and character designs, bouncing stuff around with the writers, talking with the director and the producers — I’m actively involved…When you see what Ciro’s done with the TV series, and obviously what the fans have seen us do with the IDW series, what they’re doing with the movie is creating its own story, but it has to be true to the source material or we’ll get fucking murdered. To be blunt.”
Thanks Mr. Eastman. We’ll be keeping you posted as the news comes in!