We’ll take this one with a grain of salt until it's confirmed, but it sounds like Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick could be even more troubled than we thought.
The folks at Geeks of Doom are reporting the film, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, will be delayed at least a few months beyond its anticipated August release to make time for some extensive reshoots that will be personally overseen by Bay (Transformers), who is producing. According to the report, as much as one-third of the film could be re-shot, and Bay's increased role could cut into his time editing Transformers: Age of Extinction.
It sounds like a holiday opening around November or December could be the new target date, and there’s no word on if Bay is taking the reins here behind the camera or if Liebesman will actually return for the reshoots. Of course, TMNT was already delayed once to allow time for some rewrites and additional effects work to be done, so this isn’t a total shock if it's true.
As for what they’re actually doing? There’s no telling. The source didn’t have any details, and it could be anything from adding some new action set pieces to a full-on World War Z-level rewrite to fix a broken third act. Again, no clue.
The studio just dropped the first trailer last week, so it’d be curious timing to bump the release and ramp up massive reshoots so quickly after showing off the first actual footage. But, if the film’s a mess, it’d make sense they’d want to take every chance to fix it.
Do you think there’s any credence to this report? Is the film really delayed?
(Via Geeks of Doom)