Ninja Turtles to shoot in April
The Platinum Dunes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film is set to go in front of cameras this April in New York
Whether fans are fully embracing it or not, a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is definitely happening, with Jonathan Liebesman at the helm and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes being the company behind the production. It's not a firm whose name is synonymous with quality, so obviously that has caused some concerns. Another area of contention is the potential alien origin of the turtles themselves in the new film, meaning the name will be shortened from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Ninja Turtles.
Well, it looks as though the scepticism of the fans has done little to stop the film (not that such things often do), as it's set to start filming in April in New York. The film is currently set to go head to head with Godzilla, on May 16 2014.
Michael Bay has taken time out of his schedule on a number of occasions to address fans' concerns of the film. The summation is to basically tell them to chill out and assure them that those involved, particularly Liebesman, are huge fans of the franchise so he won't let them down. We hope he's right.