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.