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'Ninja Turtles' Shut Down Until Script Isn't So Terrible


Michael Bay's vision of turtle-like, non-mutant ninjas that are actually aliens will have to wait until 2014.

According to THR's sources, Paramount has shut down pre-production on their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot that, as I'm sure you recall, is just called Ninja Turtles in the interest of brevity and the turtles now being "completely lovable" aliens, not mutants. The film, which still has Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman attached, had been scheduled for a Christmas '13 release, but insiders now say a March 2014 release is more likely, even though the stoppage on the project is officially "indefinite." The issue is said to be with Andre Nemec TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman's script, which assumedly doesn't look so fresh and original with its completely lovable alien take now that an ALF movie is on the table. Time for a new spin, guys. Maybe the four turtles are outspoken Southern women who, with a rat (Meshach Taylor), are running an interior design firm in Atlanta, Georgia?

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