Paramount Pictures has reportedly scrapped the simpler Ninja Turtles title for the Michael Bay-produced franchise reboot in favor of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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Danny Woodburn of Seinfeld and Bones fame has signed on to play Master Splinter in Paramount Pictures’ Ninja Turtles, produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman.
From a changes to the origin to the recent casting of Megan Fox as April O’Neil, few have been as critical of Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles reboot as TMNT co-creator Peter Laird. So what’s a fan to do?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle co-creator Kevin Eastman compares the Michael Bay-produced Ninja Turtles reboot to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, saying, “From what I’ve seen, it’s easily the best Turtle movie yet.”
Nickelodeon screened the first footage from its upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series during a Comic-Con International panel that included a surprise appearance by a special guest.
Paramount Pictures has changed the title of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot to simply Ninja Turtles, producer Michael Bay has confirmed: “”The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie.”
The director came to Comic-Con International with plenty of news in tow, including updates on sequels to Sin City and Machete, and announcement of a Heavy Metal and the creation of a Frank Frazetta art gallery in Texas.