TMNT Co-Creator Kevin Eastman Is Optimistic About New Movie; Has Cameo
Not that one of those things is necessarily related to the other of course! Although Peter Laird had a few issues with the direction this reboot is taking when he spoke to CBM a while back, the other half of the TMNT co-creator team seems much more positive..
Although casual fans seem to think the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick looks like it might be decent, the same can't be said for the hardcore shell-heads. Of course we only have a brief teaser trailer to go by, but the changes made to TMNT canon -- not to mention the look of the Turtles themselves -- have rubbed many up the wrong way. One man who is optimistic about the new movie, however, is one of the creators of the Turtles himself. While talking to CBR about the upcoming TMNT annual, Kevin Eastman explained why he feels this reboot will make fans "incredibly happy".
"It's been a four, almost five-year journey to bring the next "Turtles" movie to life since the time we pitched it. I know everybody is like, "Oh, Michael Bay, Michael Bay, Michael Bay, he's gonna ruin it! He's gonna destroy it!" But everyone I have encountered has been nothing more than incredibly sincere to try and bring the Turtles back in a way that's new, fresh and exciting, but with total respect to everything that's come before. I've read the script. I have a cameo in the move. It's awesome -- really fun. What they've done with the film is going to make fans incredibly happy, including myself. The vision is awesome, the effects are incredible and the story will be something everybody can relate to and like. I'll leave it out there for the fans to let us know what they like in the end, but I'm very proud to be part of it. A lot of people are going to be surprised."
Sold? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman. It stars Megan Fox, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg and opens August 8. For the full interview click the link below.
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