It seems that Michael Bay can’t catch a break when it comes to his reboot of the live-action TMNT franchise. Fans already piling on for the whole “they’re aliens now” mess, went ballistic to a whole new level when it was announced yesterday that the title for the film was going to be halved to just Ninja Turtles.
Bay’s now responding saying that the title change was studio mandated, that everyone involved loves TMNT, and to, oh yes, chill the f**k out. Here’s his statement:
Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie. This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE’S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN.
Okay, so the alien thing I get, but the title thing seems a little bit like nerd rage gone wild. We all hate Bay, we all think he’s worthless, and we all have major reservations about any project his name’s attached to… But do we have to jump down his throat about every little thing? God help him if he decides to change the color of Leonardo’s mask from blue to sapphire, or worse still, indigo.
All judgements on Ninja Turtles will be passed on December 25, 2013.
Source: Coming Soon