TMNT Co-Creator On Megan Fox Being Cast As April O'Neil In Michael Bay's NINJA TURTLES

TMNT Co-Creator On Megan Fox Being Cast As April O'Neil In Michael Bay's NINJA TURTLES

Peter Laird, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (with Kevin Eastman), has briefly commented on actress, Megan Fox, landing the role of April O'Neil, in the Michael Bay-produced Ninja Turtles.

So far Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles has endured it's fair share of turmoil. It began with Bay stating that the Turtles would be of an alien origin. Then an early version of the script leaked online, that by most accounts was an embarrassment. Not to mention the release date has been playing hopscotch with the calendar, and a halt in production took place so that the budget could be trimmed.

Even with all of these headaches Kevin Eastman has continued to sing the praises of Michael Bay and his version of a live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. Much of Kevin's cheerleading surely stems from his insider access to the project, giving input on the script and the look of the film itself.

While Peter Laird has been on the opposite side of that fence, vocalizing his displeasure. The latest uproar has come from the news that Megan Fox has been cast as April O'Neil, and Laird has chimed in this time as well.

"My only exposure to Megan Fox as an actress is through her role in two "Transformers" movies and the wretched (but happily forgettable) "Jennifer's Body". It may not be fair to judge her range of acting skills just from those three movies, but I think it is safe to say that there are probably hundreds of better choices for the role of April O'Neil. Of course, her name has promotional value, and maybe that's what they want. Who knows? I can't get myself too worked up about it." - Peter Laird

NINJA TURTLES will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Wrath of the Titans"), and produced by Michael Bay ("The Rock"). Currently the only official cast member is Megan Fox as April O'Neil. It lands in theaters June 6th, 2014.

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NeoBaggins - 3/5/2013, 4:52 PM
I'm out. [frick] that bitch.
TheSuperguy - 3/5/2013, 4:52 PM
WOW. Even the creators hate this movie. Remember back when they talked about how bad the leaked script was?
Roscoe182 - 3/5/2013, 4:52 PM
Wesley snipes would have been a better choice.
RaleighAntrobus - 3/5/2013, 4:53 PM
Can't bring myself to care... about his opinion or the movie.
FightAs0ne - 3/5/2013, 4:53 PM
Lmao even he forgot about Jonah Hex!
JerBear - 3/5/2013, 4:54 PM
I'm one of the few people okay with Fox as O'Neil. I"m not gonna judge until the movie is in theaters.
Durf - 3/5/2013, 4:54 PM
At least one of the creators hasn't lost his [frick]ing mind
sephiroth211 - 3/5/2013, 4:55 PM
Megan Fox as April O' Neil...

kemuael - 3/5/2013, 4:56 PM
XavierLehnsherr - 3/5/2013, 4:57 PM
I want to cum on her life.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/5/2013, 5:01 PM
I would be pretty [frick]in pissed if I was the co-creator.
KnobGoblin - 3/5/2013, 5:02 PM
I don't even think her name has "promotional value," when has Megan Fox EVER been a bankable star on her own merit? It was the giant robots that sold tickets for the TRANSFORMER movies, not the actors.
JredTheRed - 3/5/2013, 5:02 PM
if only i had the funds available to put a hit out on Bay....[frick] you Bay! I hate you with a rage in par with the fires of a thousand suns.....[frick]
thebearjew - 3/5/2013, 5:05 PM
oh manthis has to be a joke her as april o'neil?? dam it

I-I ... I still want to have sex with her
SpectacularJoSh - 3/5/2013, 5:07 PM
That [frick]ing whore can't act shit, she can go [frick] herself and [frick] this Alien Turtles,what a poor excuse of a movie. Michael Bay being involved is the same shit as if he was directing...I remember some arseholes going like "But,he is only producing and you must be crazy if you think the movie will suck because he's in it" FUUCK YOU!

BritishMonkey - 3/5/2013, 5:08 PM
So in other words, not even Peter Laird is happy with how things are going.
Let's just hope this film never gets made. It's clear nobody wants to see it and it'd just be wasted money.
CaptainObvious - 3/5/2013, 5:08 PM
All this casting proves is that Michael Bay knows absolutely nothing about the franchise he is adapting. It's new like this that reminds me why I hate this racist, jingoistic, sexist hack to begin with.
Mechagino - 3/5/2013, 5:09 PM
I've heard the full script is on the net somewhere of the earlier version.

Anyone got a link of that?
CavEl - 3/5/2013, 5:11 PM
Someone needs to tell this guy and everyone who keeps bitching this to...

Facade - 3/5/2013, 5:11 PM
That's [frick]ing awesome! The creator basically said she's a shit choice 8D

MatioShack - 3/5/2013, 5:11 PM
I was out of my f*cking mind excited when they announced a new TMNT movie, and I never thought I'd say this in a million years after that initial announcement but.....I'm out. I can't watch that crap.
BboiBlack - 3/5/2013, 5:13 PM
ahhmynuts - 3/5/2013, 5:13 PM
couldnt care less. bay+fox+ninja turtles= awesome summer movie.
JredTheRed - 3/5/2013, 5:14 PM
i really wish their was someone out there thats hates this idea as much as the rest of us that has complete control to another franchise and would offer an ultimatium.

for instance: If Sam Rami, Dan Akroyd, and Marvel Studios all promised to make Evil Dead 4, Ghostbuster 3, and Black Panther as long as Bay's Ninja Turtles failed miserably.....that would be awesome, and hopefully work.

somebody really needs to put Bay in his place. and ppl need to stop throwing the [frick]ing money at him for crap.
OrgasmicPotatoe - 3/5/2013, 5:14 PM
I would laugh until death if this movie would turn out to be good. Of course it won't, but imagine...

As for Megan Fox... Can't you just land a spot in the porn industry before it's too late ?!
ATrueHero1987 - 3/5/2013, 5:15 PM
@nail you a fool for that Mike and April O'Neil
JatevinM - 3/5/2013, 5:17 PM
I find it funny how fanboys are always calling for an extremely hot girl to be cast as a character and then when it happens their opinions suddenly change as if they care about the actresses ability to act in the first place.
bazinga85 - 3/5/2013, 5:17 PM
I'm glad this guy realizes that bay is a horny bastard who doesn't know movies.
Wolven87 - 3/5/2013, 5:18 PM
should have cast the real april o'neil
beane2099 - 3/5/2013, 5:19 PM
Was Kristin Stewart not available or something?
JredTheRed - 3/5/2013, 5:19 PM
@zincsaucier and jatevinm, thats not at all what we've been saying...we want someone who can act and look like the character they are portraying....the fact we bitch about fox in tmnt should be proof.
dadarkknight - 3/5/2013, 5:20 PM
Why are people having a cow over who is playing April o neil, she was nothing more than damsel in distress anyways. It's not like this is a deep role that should be played by an academy award winning actress. I mean come on point me to a story about April in comic or cartoon that was deep. She was nothing more than eye candy to the turtles to swoon over anyways so Megan is perfect for the part. Also to people saying she don't look like a reporter all you have to do is turn on the tv and you will see hot reporters like her especially in this generation. She will be fine if you want to worry about something make worry about the script I do not want a ghost rider or hulk (except for the last 30 minutes that part was awesome)film.
RichardHedski - 3/5/2013, 5:24 PM
YES! Michael Bay. TMNT. Megan Fox. I. Just. Nerdgasmed!
DUCKBOY - 3/5/2013, 5:27 PM
She's the first thing I've liked about this movie. She's hot that's all I need. No one expects an Oscar winner right.
EagleEye21 - 3/5/2013, 5:28 PM
@JredTheRed I'd perform that hit for free
shamo - 3/5/2013, 5:40 PM
April is not a deep or interesting character so whats it matter? i mean really? who watched TMNT for April O'neil?
RorMachine - 3/5/2013, 5:41 PM
Fox isn't terrible - but lets not get carried away in thinking she's particularly GOOD either! The point is, one way or another she's just woefully miscast as April O'Neil. IF she was a great actress, she could overcome that, but I have no doubt in my mind that she'll play the character as "April O'Neil: Intrepid, fearless reporter - part time pole dancer"
JoeMomma29 - 3/5/2013, 5:44 PM

AlSimmons - 3/5/2013, 5:47 PM
I'll let her be April, but only if she dies- painfully- on screen- Saw style.
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