After the internet nearly lit torches and grabbed pitchforks to head towards Michael Bay after the reveal he would be the producer on a drastically changed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesreboot, things simmered down. A Christmas 2013 release seems to be set, while the premise of the Turtles being aliens and even the film’s title simply being Ninja Turtles still sticks with ridiculous proportions. Now, it seems the film people are still very hostile about is be gaining speed and will film later this year.
The Province reports that talk is placing filming for the Ninja Turtles to begin between late summer and early fall, with even one Vancouver resident who reports about productions in the area tweeted that the film ”has been prepping the Vancouver studio for the last 2 weeks with massive [special effects] equipment”. It’s also said that the hero Turtles will be CGI thanks to motion capture technology much in the way that Rise of the Planet of the Apes captured Andy Serkis’ performance as Caesar.
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) and scripted by Andre Nemec & Josh Appelbaum (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol), the story is being kept under very tight lock right now and various individuals such as Kid Cudi and Cory Feldman have all been rumored. With Cudi in mind, it’s clear he could very much be creating an original song for the soundtrack and possibly even shown up in the film itself to perform. Sounds familiar…doesn’t it? Vanilla Ice did a similar thing in the original films with the “Ninja Rap”, and MTV recently caught up with him at the MTV Movie Awards:
“I can’t say anything,” Ice said, but it’s unclear whether or not he’s joking as he quickly seems to burst into some fun. With Cudi in mind, and Ice’s famous Early ’90s rap for the Turtles, Cudi could in fact be creating a redux version that includes Ice’s “Go ninja, go ninja, go!” in some form.
Produced by Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, Ninja Turtles is currently scheduled for release on December 25th, 2013.