Love him or hate him, you have to admire the way that Michael Bay passes the buck.
In the last couple of days, an alleged copy of the script for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot he’s producing has been refuted by everyone from TMNT co-creator Peter Laird to everyone else on the internet. Paramount Pictures, the studio producing the film, tried to put a lid on the outrage pretty quick by filing a cease and desist, but you can’t take back stuff on the internet, so, if anything, the outrage has grown.
Now Bay himself has entered the fray posting the following communique on his official forum:
“The leaked script for Ninja Turtlesthat different sites continue to comment on was written well before I, or anyone at Platinum Dunes [Bay’s production company], was involved with the project.
“That script saw the shredder a long time ago.
“This is tired, old news — Wait for the movie!
Well, I guess that’s the end of that. Unless….
Yup, Latino Review says that the leaked script they had was dated January 30, 2012, which is about two years after Bay first came onto the project in 2010. It’s also worth pointing out that the whole notion about the Turtles being aliens was first leaked earlier this year, when Bay was already on the project for two years.
So tell us another one Michael Bay. [Don’t worry I’m sure he will.]