Last week, the screenplay for Ninja Turtles was leaked onto the internet, and completely torn apart in several scathing reviews. Never one to shy away from controversy, producer Michael Bay took to his official website to clear the air. First off, he revealed this script isn't the one that is being used for the upcoming movie.
"The leaked script for Ninja Turtles that different sites continue to comment on was written well before I, or anyone at Platinum Dunes, was involved with the project.
That script saw the shredder a long time ago.
This is tired, old news -- Wait for the movie!
This falls in line with our report from June that indicated production was being postponed due to issues with the screenplay by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol). It hasn't been announced if new writers have come aboard, although it seems they're starting from scratch. Michael Bay also reiterated that this script was in place long before he signed on.
"To end this stupid merry go round and explain the math...Yes we signed on two years ago to Turtles, but with no deal in place. Deal completed towards end of last year. And yes, thats how long deals sometimes take. So no work was done on the script. Blame Paramount, not us for the first draft.
As of now, Ninja Turtles is scheduled for release on May 16, 2014, with production supposedly scheduled to begin later this year. However, if this script really was discarded, who is writing the new screenplay? Stay tuned for the latest updates on this controversial live-action adventure.