The upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will not be released in June of 2014.
Michael Bay’s re-imaginging of the popular comic books and cartoon series will arrive one month later than originally scheduled. Instead of May 16, 2014, the film is now slated for release on June 6, 2014.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has officially moved the release date a few weeks down the proverbial road. Although the studio has confirmed the shift, no reasons for the change have been given as of this writing.
However, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles release date may have something to do with the fact that Warner Bros. is releasing their big-budget Godzilla reboot around the same time. Since the turtles might have a tough time against the giant lizard, Paramount may have shifted the date to avoid unwanted competition.
Deadline points out that Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles currently has the June 6, 2014 release date all to itself. Given that 2014 is a ways off, the CGI-live action hybrid could still find itself squaring off against a major Hollywood heavyweight.
Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman will step behind the camera for Bay’s Ninja Turtles flick. Writer Evan Daugherty is currently putting his own unique spin on the film’s script.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Michael Bay and Megan Fox have put their differences aside for the project. The Transformers co-star will portray April O’Neil in the Ninja Turtles reboot. Sources close to the production said the two were able to sort out their differences through a series of meetings.
Filming on the movie is expected to begin this April. Although the studio hasn’t confirmed the rumor, the folks at Production Weekly made the announcement on their Twitter feed.
Are you a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise? What do you think about Michael Bay’s upcoming re-imagining?