‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Shut Down: Paramount Halts Production on Reboot
Paramount Pictures has "indefinitely" shut down production on the controversial planned reboot of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' that Michael Bay was producing. What happened?
The Hollywood Reporter says that Paramount has halted all work on the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot and laid off the pre-production staff working on the film, telling them the delay is "indefinite."
The film was scheduled to hit theaters on December, 2013 and instead Paramount has penciled in a May, 2014 release with hopes they can fix the problems with the film.
The issue at hand is reportedly the script - an issue that has been all to evident to fans of the Ninja Turtles. Word began to break back in March that Bay was planning on taking the teenage and the mutant out of the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and instead making the turtles aliens from another planet (the film was to be just called 'Ninja Turtles' to get around this loophole).
Bay took to the internet to tell Ninja Turtles fans to "chill" saying people who are complaining "have not read the script." Well it turns out the people who have read the script aren't exactly big fans of it either.