Ah jeez, are we really doing this?
So, way back in the day (yesterday) we were talking about the dude that voiced Michelangelo in the first live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie equating Michael Bay‘s alien reboot of the franchise akin to the sodomization of our inner child? Well, turns out some his former cast are totally into that.
TMZ, being the bastions of good taste and fine journalism are, all over this breaking story, digging up soundbites from anyone they can find, here’s the two they’ve dug up so far.
Remember Judith Hoag? (it’s ok if you don’t) She played ace reporter and yellow jumpsuit enthusiast April O’Neil and is a firm supporter of Bay’s vision. Granted, she does admit she’s might be a little bias. “I was in ‘Armageddon’ … which Michael directed … as well as ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ and ‘I Am Number Four’ which he produced.” — Translation, I want to be in Bay’s new TMNT movie.
TMZ also grabbed Brian Tochi for comment. His resume includes not only being the voice of Leonardo in the first movie, but he also played there very non-stereotypical Asian nerd Takashi in Revenge of the Nerds. His opinion? “If Michael Bay wants to do a different take on the turtles origin story … Mazel Tov!”
While we patiently wait for TMZ to dig up the voice of splinter and a handful of stuntmen who played Foot Ninja’s, I do want to quietly put something out there that I saw on Facebook or in the comments from yesterday. What if what he meant by the whole alien thing is that the ooze is of alien origin and not the turtles themselves? (kudos to the commenter on that idea, btw).
Am I digging for something to cling to there? Yes, but so is TMZ.
Anyone got know Elias Koteas’ phone number? I’ve got something I want to ask him.