It looks like Paramount has finally learned their lesson the very, very hard way. After scuttling three movies slated for a 2012 release into 2013 -- "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," "World War Z" and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" -- it seems studio executives have decided to actually read the script of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and they don't like what they see. They really don't like it.
Even though pre-production was underway in Vancouver, with a Christmas 2013 release date planned, the studio has put "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on indefinite hold and pushed the release date back. No word on what exactly were the issues behind the scenes, but it seems inconceivable to us that a movie about four talking turtles with martial arts skills from an alien planet (or something), with a sewer rat for a sensei, could possibly have story problems...right?
But the effects of the cancellation/hiatus on the pic have further reaching consequences. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Similar News ItemsMichael Bay
- Film Nerd 2.0: How to fight parental franchise fatigue when raising kids in an endless summer (From Hitfix. 2 September 2014, 3:45 PM, PDT)
- 10 Sad Facts About The Future Of Earth (From Obsessed with Film. 2 September 2014, 5:56 AM, PDT)
- Michael Bay Bringing Cosmic Motors To The Big Screen (From Cinema Blend. 1 September 2014, 1:40 PM, PDT)
World War Z (2013)
- Win Great ‘If I Stay’ Goodies! (From The Hollywood News. 2 September 2014, 8:30 AM, PDT)
- Wamg’s Conversation With The November Man Composer Marco Beltrami (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 1 September 2014, 3:36 PM, PDT)
- 2014 Reaper Awards Nominees Announced; Fan Vote Now Open! (From Dread Central. 1 September 2014, 1:43 PM, PDT)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
- Luke Bracey Talks The November Man, Working With Pierce Brosnan and Roger Donaldson, the Point Break Remake, and More (From Collider.com. 28 August 2014, 3:25 PM, PDT)
- Anthony Francisco's rejected pitch artwork for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (From JoBlo. 25 August 2014, 3:42 AM, PDT)
- Rejected Pitch Art For Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (From ComicBookMovie. 23 August 2014, 1:32 PM, PDT)