Kevin Eastman on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film
The co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been talking about the planned movie reboot…
Just mopping up the last bits and bobs to come out of Comic-Con over the weekend, and we spotted, belatedly, that Kevin Eastman had been chatting to MTV about the new, big-budget Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
The film was originally due for release in December 2013, but the decision was made to hold it back until May 2014 instead. We’ve known for a while that Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath Of The Titans, Battle: Los Angeles) would be directing, and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes company is behind the movie.
Eastman sounds suitably optimistic at the moment, too. "From what I've seen, it's easily the best Turtle movie yet”, he said. “We're talking Raid: Redemption-style fight scenes; we're talking about epic Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes sort of effects".
He didn’t go into detail on the reason behind the film’s postponement, but he did address some of the alterations that have been reportedly put in place for the movie.
"I know that Michael and his group really like that and that Paramount was supportive of that, so I think that it's great. I grew up reading Captain America and The Avengers and all that stuff, and over the course of the comic book history, since Avengers has been around, how many times has it been reinvented, reformatted, restructured, replatformed?"
Ninja Turtles is currently scheduled for release, both in the UK and US, on May 16th 2014.
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