Michael Bay’s ‘Ninja Turtles’ Reboot Pushed Back to 2014

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bill-swift - June 20, 2012

It was pretty disappointing when Paramount Pictures announced that it was pushing back the release of G. I. Joe: Retaliation to 2013 from its original release date of June 29th. The studio explained their move by saying that they needed more time to convert the entire movie in 3D.

But the sequel to 2009's hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra isn't the only movie on Paramount's list of flicks with postponed release dates, because they've also earmarked Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles reboot for a similar delay. Only this time, it's because Michael Bay and Paramount execs have a problem with the current script for the movie.

Ninja Turtles has had its fair share of controversies ever since it was announced, with Michael Bay's announcement of the character's "alien origin" and the production team's decision to shorten the title from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Paramount has already laid off pre-production staff members and has pushed back the start of production by 10 weeks. They've also moved the release date up from December 25, 2013 to May 16, 2014.

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