Michael Bay's NINJA TURTLES Fighting Style Inspired By THE RAID: REDEMPTION

Michael Bay's NINJA TURTLES Fighting Style Inspired By THE RAID: REDEMPTION

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman reveals that Michael Bay's Ninja Turles fighting styles will be inspired by two martial arts films. Also, click the jump to find out which actor he thinks would make a great Shredder.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman recently participated in a live chat with The One Ring's Cliff Broadway. During the discussion Kevin revealed that Michael Bay's Ninja Turles will draw inspiration from the fighting styles showcased in The Raid: Redemption and Fist of Legend. He also says that April O'Neil won't be a sixteen-year like she is portrayed in Nickelodeon's new animated series.

  • 21:55 - What inspired TMNT

  • 30:00 - Star Wars influence on the backstory

  • 47:25 - Discusses Nickelodeon's new animated show

  • 51:15 - Describes his involvement with Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles

  • 52:15 - Comments on fan's negative reaction to Bay's Alien race remarks, and defend Michael Bay as a filmmaker

  • 1:01:30 - April O'Neil will NOT be a sixteen year old in Bay's Ninja Turtles

  • 1:05:00 - The original live-action film bridged the gap of the black and white comic books and the cartoon show

  • 1:07:55 - Kevin Eastman thinks Ken Watanabe would make a great Shredder

  • 1:08:25 - He'd like to bring Ernie Reyes, Jr. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II) back for Bay's Ninja Turles as a Foot lieutenant.

  • 1:31:00 - Possibility of motion capture Turtles like Rise of the Planet of the Apes

  • 1:32:55 - Martial arts wise they are looking at Fist of Legend & The Raid: Redemption

Jonathan Liebesman's Ninja Turtles will hit theaters May 16th, 2014

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DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 6:20 AM
They should bring back Sam Worthington as a Foot leuitenant.
And Maryy Elizabeth Winstead would be a perfect April O'Neil. Just check out The Thing.
Jolt17 - 6/17/2012, 6:27 AM
Well...in a Michael Bay film, even April O'Neil might be just a random hot chick. :P Good to know that The Raid can be some sort of an inspiration, at the very least.
RoBdOg - 6/17/2012, 6:29 AM
Video#1: I can't believe the video cut out right at the end before the guy was going to smash the thug's head on the door step.
Video#2: Jet Li won because he had shoes on.
jazzman - 6/17/2012, 6:29 AM

WTF are u joking. when was Sam Worthington even a Foot leuitenant LOL.

wrong guy that was Sam Rockwell that was in the first TMNT movie LOL. plus he was just a Head Thug not a Foot leuitenant that role belong to Toshishiro Obata as Tatsu.
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 6:34 AM
Seriously, he was the main street gang guy that jumped April at the beginning and is featured throughout, working for the Foot.
He's the guy who's all "Regular or menthol?" and "We got a loyalty to the Shredder...We're a family"
"Anything you guys wanna do... do it. Know what I'm saying? Anything."
Seen that film far too many times.
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 6:35 AM
Oh yeah, Rockwell. That's what I meant. Same thing. One's bigger.
kemuael - 6/17/2012, 6:37 AM
Michael Bay is so Awesome!! when it comes to his action sequences he knows his stuff,cant wait!!.

Alexandre - 6/17/2012, 6:43 AM
lol. its not the same thing lol. arent they both small?

sam rockwell just kicks more ass

kisama - 6/17/2012, 6:46 AM
so wu shu instead of ninjutsu for a ninja...

why not just call this kung fu turtloid aliens?
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 6:48 AM
kemuael@ Just...
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 6:48 AM
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 6:48 AM
... nevermind.
kisama - 6/17/2012, 6:56 AM
if i see one more ufc ad...
brickwall - 6/17/2012, 7:01 AM
Surely Ken Watanabe has to be Splinter not Shredder
Danbojohnj - 6/17/2012, 7:02 AM
How about getting inspired by fu*king NINJUTSU!
Ninja Turtles not Kung Fu aliens or Silat amphibians.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 6/17/2012, 7:02 AM
Has that fella got a fungus infection uder his chin.
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 7:03 AM
The interviewer is a bit much.
GodzillaKart - 6/17/2012, 7:03 AM
@kiama & Danbojohnj: Riiiiiggggghhht. Because they have always been depicted as using the fighting style of rebelling farmers.
EditNinja - 6/17/2012, 7:03 AM
They WISH they could do The Raid choreography!
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 7:05 AM
"Hi. I'm a robot on mdma. I'm completely fake. There's too much mandy in my gums."
(that's the interviewer).
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 7:07 AM
Maybe they're like farming nyborg on pluto, or something.
GodzillaKart - 6/17/2012, 7:08 AM
@EditNinja: Right on! If they could pull off The Raid action it might make this certain POS worth watching.
NerdyGeek - 6/17/2012, 7:08 AM
kisama - 6/17/2012, 7:10 AM
@godzillafart: actually most ninja were more than likely samurai. and the only one of them to actually have a weapon used by the ninja would be michealangelo, the rest are karate weapons. but still nothing about this movie is right. it's a complete bastarization.
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 7:11 AM
Ninja were drag queens.
kisama - 6/17/2012, 7:11 AM
CaptainObvious - 6/17/2012, 7:13 AM
Knowing Bay, he'll probably cast some super model who can't act her way out of a paper bag to play April because he's a chauvinistic pig. I also don't believe Bay is inspired by any film. If anything, he blatantly rips off other movies.
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 7:14 AM
So, they're not teenagers, they're not mutants, they're not ninjas and they are not the earth species known as turtles?
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 7:16 AM
Michael Bay's Batman would have a dog kennel instead of a batcave, wear a dog costume instead of a bat costume and be a female moth.
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/17/2012, 7:17 AM
I think he meant they are going to make it intense (like Raid) and funny (like Fist of Legend).
If he meant something else. Then he is just stupid.

Anyway if the Turtles come from far away planet and are going to practice Wushu and kickboxing (or whatever that fighting style was in the Raid) im going to download it from internet.
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 7:18 AM
When they started to develop this movie, they hired the writers of The Kingdom and kept saying it would be like the beginning of Batman Begins. They were the big martial things of that year.
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 7:19 AM
* martial arts things
marvel72 - 6/17/2012, 7:21 AM
the raid is a good little movie,brutal in places.
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 7:34 AM
Okay so Bay's raping the TMNT. But he's been doing this for a few months, now and he'll be doing it well into 2014, so I'm gonna have to stop resisting and learn to enjoy it. I am warming to Eastman's new TMNT comic. Y'all should check it out. It's aaiiight.
SCURVYDOG619 - 6/17/2012, 7:36 AM
Motion-captured Turtles? Does this mean Ray Park's got another gig?
figuresmaniac - 6/17/2012, 7:37 AM
Yeah, the Raid rocks!
AlexDeLarge87 - 6/17/2012, 7:39 AM
Things i want to see in the movie.

- Alien chemical Ooze (came from the Utroms) change normal turtles into turtle mutants.
- Same chemical change Hamato Yoshi or a normal rat into a rat mutant.
- The Shredder as the villain with Baxter Stockman (the original robotmaker). Would be awesome to see him change into a monstrous mutant fly too thou.
- Hint of a Krang and other Utroms.
- Rocksteady and Bebop and MAYBE Hun with the red dragon thugs as Shredder´s henchmen.
- Casey Jones and April O´neil as Turtles friends.
- MAYBE Karai as Shredder´s right hand.
DukeAcureds - 6/17/2012, 7:43 AM
AlexDeLarge@ Purple dragons.
GreyChaos13Zero - 6/17/2012, 7:46 AM

AlexDeLarge87 - 6/17/2012, 8:01 AM
Duke@ Oops!
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