This is awesome. I remember the first game I rented as a kid. It was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES. I was terrible at it, but I tried so hard to beat it. Today I look back and realize it was just a terribly designed game, but back then I thought I just wasn’t good enough. After all, the Ninja Turtles would never fail me, so if they’re dying off one by one the blame HAD to lie with me!
TMNT, the script, the project, and where we go from here.
Between the three or four social media sites I’ve been using to spread the news of this awful script, I’ve noticed a number of people have outdated our incorrect information concerning the project. First of all, this script was canned. Even though Michael Bay is pretty obviously being dishonest about when the script was canned, it was indeed scrapped and hopefully they will not attempt to reuse anything from this version. Considering both that it has leaked and the level of outrage it has generated, it think it’s safe to say no studio on the planet would allow any part of it to be produced. So don’t worry about spoilers, this script is an abortion in so many senses of the word.
However, while the script is dead, the project is anything but. The release date has been pushed to 2014, is still very much alive and well, and Michael Bay is still very much in charge of it. So what do we do?
We ride this jerk’s back. Fan the flames of outrage about this project. Support TMNT projects that respect the franchise. This DVD set would not only look great on your shelf, but good sales will remind the suits that there are fans of the Turtles willing to spend money if what we love is handled well. The new TMNT TV series is taking a few liberties, but is being incredibly respectful to the franchise we know and love. They’ve got one of the best TMNT action figure lines I’ve seen in ages behind it, too. Heck, even roll on over to your local comic book store and pick up some TMNT comics. And once you’ve done that, let loose your hatred of this script toward the powers that be. Make sure the people funding this movie know it will flop if Michael Bay handles this film the way he intended before he fumbled. I’m a Ninja Turtles fan, and I think these characters deserve a kickass film to celebrate their 25th year inspiring and entertaining us, not some hacked together braindead noise pollution popcorn flick. Let’s make sure that happens.
Here it is folks, proof positive that the Turtles are actually aliens in this script. They just THINK they’re mutants.
Finally, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that answers the important questions, like, “Does Mikey ever get laid???”
Just what I’m looking for in a TMNT movie, hipsters and Angry Birds references.
Re-inked that Leonardo drawing. Glad I did. Still a WIP, obviously.
WIP Leonardo drawing. Been working on it off and on for a while, but comics have been my main focus so it’s going slow. May re-ink it in Manga Studio, though.
WIP peek at the Christmas sketch.
This just may be the best Krang I’ve ever drawn.