Someone at Paramount Pictures has shaken off the effects of drinking the Micheal Bay Kool-Aid and called a halt to all production activities connected to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reboot. The reboot that took away the teenage, the mutant, and the turtle aspects of the franchise and replaced them with aliens.
This NerdBastard was at first dismayed at Paramount’s move to delay G.I.Joe: Retaliation for 3D conversion and script rewrites and re-shoots; then confused when Paramount basically hit the panic button on World War Z after letting the production go so far with so many issues; now this TMNT news fills this NerdBastard with hope, hope that someone in Paramount has grown a pair and wants to make GOOD movies.
The Hollywood reporter broke the story and summed it up below:
Paramount Pictures has shut down a planned reboot of the Ninja Turtles franchise, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The effects-heavy film, which was in pre-production in Vancouver, was set for release in December 2013. That date is being pushed to May 2014, according to sources.The issue is said to be the script. Paramount has delayed several big movies from this year to 2013, including G.I. Joe: Retribution and Brad Pitt’s World War Z, leaving it with a spotty pipeline for the current year. Now it has halted work on its planned holiday movie for 2013, temporarily laying off pre-production staff and informing those prepping the film that the work stoppage is “indefinite,” according to sources. Another source close to the production says the movie has been pushed 10 weeks.A Paramount rep would not immediately comment.