BayTurtles are soon to be back on track?

BayTurtles are soon to be back on track?

You  may recall last year that the Michael Bay produced re-launch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise was derailed during production with the entire project being placed on a hiatus due to what was said to be ‘scripting problems’.Coincidentally at the time there was speculation via online reports that the new take on the popular characters was morphing their origin tale into something more other worldly that what has been traditionally the case. The reaction from fans as you might imagine at the time was not positive.

It seems that the project is moving towards picking up where it left off (without significant creative changes) in the first half of 2013, according to a tweet from Production Weekly who specialise in keeping tabs on film and television productions. The tweet is as below;

Principle photography on TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, is scheduled to begin this April in New York.

So certainly not much to go in that comment, and at this stage neither Michael Bay nor Paramount Pictures have made any comment to a similar effect.
The film was originally scheduled for a release in the first half of 2014, alien origins or not, we should hear the fate of the Turtles film franchise over the next few months.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.