Michael Bay And Jonathan Liebesman's NINJA TURTLES Gets A New Release Date

Just one week after Michael Bay announced that Transformers star Megan Fox will play 'April O'Neil' in Ninja Turtles, the controversial reboot has now been given a slightly later release date in 2014. Hit the jump for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/27/2013

Paramount Pictures have today announced that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, Ninja Turtles, will no longer be released on May 16th, 2014. It will instead open in theatres THREE WEEKS LATER on June 6th, 2014. Not a huge delay by any means, but no specific reason for the shift has been revealed. Its major competition now is Jurassic Park 4 which is set to be released the following week. Michael Bay is producing the Jonathan Liebesman helmed movie which will see the turtles brought to life with the use of motion capture CGI. Megan Fox is currently the only confirmed cast member. Be sure to sound off with your thoughts on this news in the usual place!

Source: Deadline
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CaptainObvious - 2/27/2013, 6:24 PM
Just delay this movie forever and spare us the agony of its existence.
Destroyer14 - 2/27/2013, 6:25 PM
A wise move, otherwise GODZILLA would have stomped on it.
Jollem - 2/27/2013, 6:26 PM
oh no. my childhood will be erased. wait...no it won't
santoanderson - 2/27/2013, 6:30 PM
I still don't get the Megan Fox casting. She isn't a box office draw and she's a shitty actress.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/27/2013, 6:31 PM
godzilla still happening?
Optimus83 - 2/27/2013, 6:32 PM
is a joke???. ...right
Shamo - 2/27/2013, 6:35 PM
lol @ Godzilla beating TMNT. maybe in Japan but thats about it.
tazmaniak - 2/27/2013, 6:38 PM
@ToTheManInTheColdSweat, it's still happening and they're putting together a nice cast. Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston are currently signed on, with Juliette Binoche reportedly in talks to join.

It starts filming next month.
TheMarvel13 - 2/27/2013, 6:39 PM
I honestly can live with Bay making TMNT. It'll prolly suck, but if he ever decides to make a Power Rangers Movie Reboot then I will lead a lynching mob to his home. lol
ForeverPowerful - 2/27/2013, 6:39 PM
Yeah, think I'll spend my money on Godzilla and JP4. Sorry, but TMNT is something I never went crazy over.
kriklazarus - 2/27/2013, 6:39 PM
How about we kick Michael Bay and thumbs out and bring in Matthew Vaughn.
LordoftheThrones26 - 2/27/2013, 6:39 PM
I WILL WATCH JP4 EVERY SINGLE DAY AND FORCE EVERYONE I KNOW TO WATCH IT IF IT MEANS THIS PILE OF CRAP WONT BE MADE INTO A FRANCHISE!!
Next week's news ''SHIA LABEUFF WILL PLAY CASEY JONES''
JUST CANCEL THE MOVIE ALREADY!!!!!!!
ahhmynuts - 2/27/2013, 6:41 PM
i dont think it'll be that bad. visually probably will be one of the best action movies of the year with bay at the helm
95 - 2/27/2013, 6:42 PM
Jonathan Liebesman directs action just as exciting as Michael Bay does, but the characters in his films are boring and just plain heartless.
mkilban2 - 2/27/2013, 6:44 PM
can't wait! Love the turtles!
LordoftheThrones26 - 2/27/2013, 6:46 PM
Shia Labeuff as Casey Jones! YOU KNOW IT WILL HAPPEN!
yourhairsmellsnice06 - 2/27/2013, 6:47 PM
the only thing micheal bay that was worth a crap was a turd on taco tuesday. how many explosions can he work in in a ninja movie?
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/27/2013, 6:50 PM
tazmaniak

gracias amigo, last i heard. the studio was suing the producers over some bs, glad that shit is over.
LittleDanglyThing - 2/27/2013, 6:52 PM
Michael Bay truly believes he knows what the fans want.
Luminus - 2/27/2013, 6:55 PM
CaptainObvious - 2/27/2013, 6:56 PM
I'm sorry, I just can't get over Megan Fox being cast as April O' Neil. It just proves that Bay knows nothing about TMNT. Whether you like him or not, Bryan Singer at least familarized himself with X-Men by watching the cartoon and reading the comics. But Bay has probably never watched a single episode of any incarnation of TMNT. The only proof I need of that is in the leaked script, Bay has seemed to give Raph Mikey's personality.
Chloefornication - 2/27/2013, 7:04 PM
@Luminus, I laughed my ass out.
LittleDanglyThing - 2/27/2013, 7:05 PM
Captain Obvious

Completely agree. Megan Fox is hawt that's why Bay wanted her and her replacement in TF3 is just as hot, he's obsessed with hot girls in movies to try and make up for him taking a giant dump on our beloved franchises.
Ghostt - 2/27/2013, 7:06 PM
Every time I read TMNT news I think it is a hoax. They can not be making a TMNT movie with Michael bay directing and Megan fox starring. Sounds like a bad SNL sketch, only its real.
LittleDanglyThing - 2/27/2013, 7:07 PM
Bad Boys 2 was pretty bad.

"Ay, Mike check this out! Rats f**k just like we do!"
Hellsing - 2/27/2013, 7:19 PM
Is bay the worst director in the world no thats reserved for uwe boll dudes made some enjoyable flicks like The rock and Bad Boys but rest of his movies have been shit. So I have no faith in this movie but I hope I am suprised just like I was with IDW comic book and the toon series which are both pretty good.
CaptainObvious - 2/27/2013, 7:20 PM
@LittleDanglyThing- That is why I hate Bay. He is a sexist pig. I also agree about Bad Boys 2. The only people who think that animal pornography is funny are 10 year olds and Bay.
TheOverlord - 2/27/2013, 7:24 PM
I just watched the original TMNT movie again with my 10 year old. Good times. Please stop, Michael Bay. Please.
jimdotbeep - 2/27/2013, 7:27 PM
I'm with CaptainObvious the longer this peice of shit is put off the better. in the Post Avengers film industry competition among comic book movies and other summer blockbusters is only going to get more and more intense Conditions up comic book fans thrive in and Shitty Movies by Michael bay don't.
Muky9volt - 2/27/2013, 7:28 PM
F Michael Bay in the A!!
Mlalaian - 2/27/2013, 7:28 PM
I don't get it. Nickelodeon is doing a bang up job with the TV show. Why don't they just handle the movie too? They bought the exclusive rights.
TheDudeRises - 2/27/2013, 7:28 PM
Have they said she's April?? Not to my knowledge.

My theory, you ask? She's the new female turtle. Or shredder's sexy dumb minion. I'd go watch that.
JMESS - 2/27/2013, 7:29 PM
BOYCOTT BAY!!!!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/27/2013, 7:30 PM
Not seeing this [frick]ing crap.
LittleDanglyThing - 2/27/2013, 7:33 PM
@captainobvious Lol 10 yr olds and Bay... It's just way too true. God remember that scene in TF2 with the little transformer truck humping Megan Fox's leg? I can't handle Bay I don't understand at all how that is even remotely funny or cute.
LittleDanglyThing - 2/27/2013, 7:35 PM
@jimdotbeep
And to think Bay actually said this movie was going to be "like" The Avengers with intense fight scenes "like" Raid Redemption.
DurtyTalynt - 2/27/2013, 7:53 PM
Personally I am amped for this. People hate on transformers but I loved them all. Way better quality then alot of the crap thats been out since 2000. Im glad this isnt in FOX studios hands. Its one of the only popular 80 and 90's genres left that isnt theirs to F.U.B.A.R. Go Mike Bay!
thewolfx - 2/27/2013, 7:54 PM
Ad much as bay suck you will all go see his movie just to see how bad it is
Inhuman - 2/27/2013, 7:55 PM
Cant wait for a modern and more adult oriented Turtles trilogy =D
Rhino4508 - 2/27/2013, 7:56 PM
@Kamen

Ewwwwww
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