I dunno who’s on your celebrity death pool of 2013, but director Micheal Bay is high on my list. If he proceeds with his Teenange Mutant Ninja Turtles production, then surely fans will march to his home with pitch forks and torches. He’ll be strung up by his heels, have his eyes taped open, and be forced to watch his own rotten movies until he chokes on his own vomit.
*Note: Nerd Bastards does NOT endorse the kidnapping and torture of any human being, even one as vile as Micheal Bay.
What’s with the specious hate you ask? Well, when news of a Bay-produced turtle flick first broke, it sent fans into a frenzy. For two reasons.
Of all the directors out there that suffer from style over substance, he is, by far, the worst offender. He completely ruined the Transformer property with his unnecessary amount violence, racism and sex. Not to mention, his complete and utter disregard at telling a coherent storyline. Oh, and the insertion of human characters with pointless dialogue. *sigh* so awful.
While Bay won’t be directing this new Turtle flick, he still has his hands on it, and us fans just can’t tolerate another bastardization of a beloved franchise.
2. ) Aliens.
The Internet was set ablaze, with blogs and major media outlets slamming the filmmaker’s announcement concerning our heroes on a half shell to be of alien origin, and that the turtle moniker would be changed from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” to Ninja Turtles.
Sufficed to say, there’s been quite a bit of controversy about the project.
Regardless of fan outrage, Bay’s turtles is still happening. In fact, Production Weekly is reporting that the new movie will start filming this April in New York.
To be directed by Jonathan Liebesman , Ninja Turtles is currently scheduled to be released on May 16, 2014, the same date as Warner Bros.’
Yep… Bay’s a goner for sure.