Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles is looking to start production in April in New York. Ninja Turtles is set for a release date of May 16, 2014.
Controversy over the film started when Bay said that the turtles would be of alien origin and the name was shortened. Bay defended that decision with the following statement last March:
“Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie. This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE’S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN.”