First, we heard that the new TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie would feature alien turtles. Then we heard that shooting was being delayed to better serve the material. And now, we have our first real hint of all the things that could be wrong with our newest entry to our beloved radical reptiles.
Fan blog TMNT, NOT TANT (see? They don’t like the alien idea either) is saying that they have a legitimate copy of the new TMNT script for the Jonathan Liebesman directed and Michael Bay produced reboot, and some of the changes are definitely extreme:
–The villain is named Colonel Schrader and his army squad is referred to as The Foot.
–Casey Jones and April O’Neill are 18 year old high school sweethearts and the central focus of the movie.
–The Turtles cross over to Dimension X and discover they are not the random result of a mutation due to a chemical spill but rather part of an entire race of mutant turtles.
Well those are some crazy changes, don’t ya think? I just keep going back to Colonel Schrader…
No word on whether or not the script is the real one, but the site does include pictures of the screenplay, along with a cease and desist letter from Paramount Pictures. Only time will tell if what Michael Bay comes up with will do our favorite childhood crime fighters justice…