Michael Bay And Jonathan Liebesman's NINJA TURTLES To Start Filming This April

Production Weekly has revealed that principle photography will begin on the Michael Bay produced and Jonathan Liebesman helmed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this Spring. Hit the jump for details on where the shoot will take place!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/12/2013

The fact that the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is taking some huge liberties with how the characters have been portrayed in past comic books, movies and TV shows has upset a lot of fans, but work is moving ahead on the project regardless. It's safe to assume that Michael Bay (Transformers) and Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) more than likely haven't reverted back to the original title, but Production Weekly ARE usually extremely reliable when it comes to reports on when and where shoots such as this one will take place. With a release date set for May 16th, 2014, expect some solid casting news on this one very soon. Are you looking forward to the movie?




Source: Bleeding Cool
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Darthzilla - 1/12/2013, 5:34 PM
Uhh, I thought this was shit canned.
caltom7 - 1/12/2013, 5:40 PM
Im more curious than excited for this film. Assuming they're going for a more darker approach, that will be very interesting to see. But I think this movie will be will either be a big surprise or complete shit. Thats just my opinion.
SageMode - 1/12/2013, 5:44 PM
Whoopty [frick]in doo
eidreven - 1/12/2013, 5:45 PM
they havent even cast the turtles
MJPETTY7 - 1/12/2013, 5:45 PM
Alright...
Ghostt - 1/12/2013, 5:53 PM
why?
superotherside - 1/12/2013, 5:53 PM
Turtle's + Bayplosions = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Seriously though doubt this will be good. But like Transformers, it will probably get a lot of money.
CharlesLord - 1/12/2013, 5:56 PM
they havent announced anything regarding casting....tho they might have them picked out already
ALmazing - 1/12/2013, 5:59 PM
So is TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES now?
jessepostal - 1/12/2013, 6:01 PM
watch this be fuggin badass!
Funsize - 1/12/2013, 6:08 PM
I guess they're not aliens anymore??
2gold - 1/12/2013, 6:08 PM
It is going to clean up, kids will love it.
TonyChu - 1/12/2013, 6:16 PM
My childhood hurts right now.
HavocPrime - 1/12/2013, 6:20 PM


Is what my childhood is screaming right now, [frick] sake the man has already raped Transformers, isn't he happy with all the tears he collected from 80's children already.
DumbledoreCalrissian - 1/12/2013, 6:27 PM
I hate Michael Bay so much.
poop23 - 1/12/2013, 6:31 PM
Its almost like Bay wants people to hate him. The bastard has way too much power, he thinks he can do what ever he wants with anything he wants.
zachman2013 - 1/12/2013, 6:40 PM
Who is in the cast then? Have not heard of that many good turtle actors.
Quasimodo - 1/12/2013, 6:42 PM
I'm excited. We havent had live action tmnt in a long time
poop23 - 1/12/2013, 6:42 PM
@TheCrisisKing, to hell with your opinion. The kids today can always just have a new show or movie, they don't need to recycle things from the past to give it the damn Battle Ship movie treatment.
And the original Ninja Turtles film is still entertaining to watch for older generations, unless you think your too cool for it or something pffff

@KnightGambit That film wasn't bad, the sequels were though.
KelvTwelve - 1/12/2013, 6:48 PM
I'm still on the negative of this, the original script made me cringe really hard and I doubt myself that the new one will be as accurate as it could be to the original.

That noted, I can complain all I want because no matter what you say, writing an AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL story for TMNT isn't hard - they've done that MULTIPLE times by now. And there's also an OBVIOUS core that the story should follow.

The Smurfs was always a goofy little comic, Transformers had so much stuff going on 24/7, TMNT's 5 versions all follow similar characters and storylines. If they change any of the most basic aspects for no good reason at all, I still have the right to be angry.

Why? Because I think that TMNT deserves a movie franchise with actual heart.

Secondly, just because it can be marketed to kids doesn't mean it should be made just for kids. They're always going to be amused, but nothing matches up with a family that all wants to watch something together (one of the reasons I like Doctor Who so much)
RedBaron2814 - 1/12/2013, 6:51 PM
Oh, good God, this is going to suck.

I mean, the script leaked onto the Web, Bay and them saw that /everyone/ hated it, yet they're still going ahead with it.

Jesus.
DukeAcureds - 1/12/2013, 6:55 PM
WHY??!! WHY, OH WHY DIDN'T THE WORLD END, LAST YEAR??!!!
FVCK YOU MAYANS!
FVCK YOU TOO, BAY!!!
AND YOU TOO, LIEBESMAN!!!!
DukeAcureds - 1/12/2013, 6:59 PM
TheCrisisKing@
My adulthood hurts, right now. Michael Bay is going to rape my... manhood? That doesn't sound too good.
DukeAcureds - 1/12/2013, 7:01 PM
TheCrisisKing@ TMNT has been an awesome comic for decades, 'till they sold to Viacom. Imagine if Michael Bay got ahold of Preacher and tried to market it to the Transformers crowd, with a real shitty director.
CaptainObvious - 1/12/2013, 7:13 PM
@KnightGambit- Nope. I think all 3 of those movies are worthless pieces of whore trash. Especially the second film.
yingyangpalms - 1/12/2013, 7:20 PM
I hope this crap crashes big time. We had to endure 3 crap Transformers and now this.
HaroldOfGalactus - 1/12/2013, 7:33 PM
I would be excited were it not for the name Michael Bay attached to it. Any other director I'd accept, but Bay will ruin the turtles worse than FOX is doing to the x-men
OniGoji - 1/12/2013, 7:35 PM
Eh, can't say that I'm thrilled to see this movie moving forward. But I guess since its moving on, might as well expect the worst but hope for the best. (Well in this case, its just best to expect the worst)
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/12/2013, 7:52 PM
BRING IT!!!!
mkilban2 - 1/12/2013, 7:55 PM
I liked all the Transformers a lot, I also enjoy the old TMNT movies. On top of that I liked TDKR a lot as well. I don't understand why everyone hates everything!!
FirstAvenger - 1/12/2013, 7:57 PM
Well that sucks.
jessepostal - 1/12/2013, 8:12 PM
@thecrisis, well said!
Optimus83 - 1/12/2013, 8:15 PM
¡¡¡Go Ninja Turltes!!!
IronManny819 - 1/12/2013, 8:37 PM
My heart....It hurts...
superherofan21 - 1/12/2013, 8:39 PM
Filming in April? I hope that's an April Fool's joke...
Folchibas - 1/12/2013, 8:47 PM
Production Weekly IS...
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 1/12/2013, 8:55 PM
shit movie
drcomicbook - 1/12/2013, 9:27 PM
i am very curious with this my self they said the script with them as aliens and Cornell dipsh*t
drcomicbook - 1/12/2013, 9:27 PM
was canned
Emjeed - 1/12/2013, 9:36 PM
Despite the fact that people are justified in their outcries from what they DO know, i think we should all just calm down and see what happens. I remember people dissing "Man Of Steel" for a very long time. It got worse after the first teaser. Then it became a 360 after the second trailer. let's wait and see... i know boom boom bay is involved but lets see what Liebsman does
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