Cowabunga! ‘TMNT’ remake ends Megan Fox-Michael Bay feud

Feb. 22, 2013 | 8:38 a.m.
Michael Bay, left, and Megan Fox will reunite for a "TMNT" remake. (Credits: Getty Images)

Michael Bay and Megan Fox will reunite for a “TMNT” remake. (Credit: Getty Images)

Cowabunga! A ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” remake is on the way. But perhaps the bigger news is this: Actress Megan Fox and director Michael Bay are reuniting for the “TMNT” redo.

The director took to his website Thursday night to announce the news: “TMNT: We Are Bringing Megan Fox Back Into the Family”

Bay and Fox famously clashed while working on the first two “Transformers” movies. At one point during an interview with a British magazine, Fox compared her director to Hitler.  Bay lashed back with some tart words of his own, questioning Fox’s work ethic: “I’m sorry, Megan. … I’m sorry that I’m making you show up on time.”

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They parted ways for the third installment in the series, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stepping in to play the part of drop-dead-gorgeous female.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” started out as a comic-book series but became an international phenomenon with video games, TV, film and seemingly endless merchandising spinoffs. That means it’s not exactly a surprise that remake-loving Hollywood finally turned its attention to the popular franchise.

Details are scarce about the remake featuring the four humanoid turtles boasting Renaissance-era names — Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael — as they navigate New York City’s sewer system to fight evil under the guidance of Splinter, a mutant rat trained in ninjutsu.

Despite their East Coast leanings, the turtles were heavy on surf lingo. Leo and the gang are at least partly responsible for words such as “bummer,” “radical,” “bodacious” and, of course, “cowabunga!” taking hold in pop culture.

Among the questions fans will have on the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” redo are:  When is the release date? Who else will be cast? Will Fox play April O’Neil, the turtles’ human sidekick?

And while we’re asking lots of questions, let’s ask this one: Are you looking forward to a remake of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”?

– Rene Lynch
@ReneLynch

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30 Responses to Cowabunga! ‘TMNT’ remake ends Megan Fox-Michael Bay feud

  1. Backfat says:

    I was looking forward to a TMTN remake, until I heard Michael Bay was directing. He ruined Transformers. Now he'll ruin the Turtles. What other 80's franchise will he mangle next? Watch out, Strawberry Shortcake!

    • steve says:

      Totally agree. First Transformers was decent. Second was total excrement. Third was a mess. Michael Bay should be banned from doing kiddie material.

    • Andrea C.. says:

      Totally agreed. TMNT was such a huge part of my and many others childhoods, it’s a shame to see this creatively stagnant joke of a director taking the reins.

    • Derek says:

      Amen. Who ever agreed to let Michael Bay do this? And did you know the turtles will be from outer space now?

    • skyler885 says:

      Your outta your mind!!! Bay totally rocked transformers, and now he’ll rock tmnt!!!!

  2. What are the chances that he won't "Michael Bay" this movie?

  3. Fatback says:

    The only thing worse than another a TMNT movie, directed by Michael Bay, is one that includes Megan Fox. Unless she plays Bebop.

  4. Eric says:

    Come one. It's not Grapes of freakin Wrath. It's TMNT. She is in no way a great actress and they know it. They will most likely pay her based off her level of skill and pay her in cheese pizza's.

  5. alpavangkanan says:

    There are going to be so many irresponsible parents who let their children see this abomination of a film.

  6. natalie says:

    Who says total failure? She should go away, not even her make up beauty can give her talent. Awful choice. Yuck!

  7. mike says:

    ha.

    “When is the release date? Who else will be cast? Will Fox play April O’Neil, the turtles’ human sidekick?”

    Those aren’t questions the fans have… err want to know:

    Why are the turtles from space now? Who let Bay make this? Is Shia LaBoob somewhere in this?p

  8. Michael says:

    Not only are Michael Bay's Turtles not MUTANT, they are "aliens from Dimension X" and they aren't even teenagers. I will not be supporting this film.

  9. rachel says:

    Ive been reading everywhere that people are pissed that bad actress/ botox plastic face Fox is going to be in it… im not at all interested now… ugh

  10. Baramos says:

    Oh, great. A terrible actress in the new TMNT movie. That really makes me hopeful for its quality, since there is nothing else going for it either.

  11. Dan says:

    Oh boy! Another remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… yawn… More proof that new ideas are scarce at turttle teeth in Hollywood.

  12. Pacman says:

    We know a tmnt film isn’t going to win any oscars no matter who directs it, it’s just not that type of story. But show some respect to the fans. These producers should look at what Nickelodeon has done to refresh the franchise, and that’s sticking to the source material but giving it a modern feel. The original content has worked since ’84 and doesn’t need to be re-imagined.

  13. OhMYEffingGee. says:

    Someone needs to kill Michael Bay.

    Now.

  14. Jacob615 says:

    I bet shia lebouf is shredder hahahaha

  15. Donatello says:

    OMG why Destroy the Ninja Turtles. i grew up with ninja turtles and why Megan fox for aptil o'neil she in no way looks like April yuck.

  16. LeeAmis1 says:

    TMNT from space!!!!! You gotta be kidding me. Just knowing that…. makes me angry. As a child, I grew watching the Turtles. Weather or not he directs this movie, I know the truth, its my kids who he's destroying for

  17. Ghostgirl145 says:

    Bring back full human costumes! This whole CGI stuff is so lame for some things! Technology for full suits with people with talent in them has got to be better by now. And where is Eddie Reyes Jr. when you need him? –

  18. FILM FIEND says:

    WE NEED THAT 1984 TMNT KOMIK BOOK FEEL IN THE NEW LIVE AKTION MOVIE..I NEED THEM 2 START WITH EVERYONE WEARING A RED BANDANNA THEN LATER ON IN THE FILM THEY GO TO THEIR ASSIGNED KOLORS! WE WANNA SEE LEO CHOP OFF AN ARM OR 2 WE NEED MIKEY TO BE A HIGHLY SKILLED AIRHEAD W/ ANOTHER NUNCHUCK SHOWDOWN WE NEED DONNIE TO INVENT THOSE MACHINES ESPECIALLY THE ONE THAT TELEPORTS THE TURTLES FROM NY 2 DIMENSION X WITH A BAMBU BO WE NEED RAPHS ATTITUDE&STRUGGLE WITH NOT

    • FILM FIEND says:

      UNDERSTANDING WHY HE IS WHO HE IS..SAI STABBING WE WANNA SEE THE TURTLES BLEED TOO! I WANNA HEAR THE WEAPONS PEIRCING THREW SKIN THE FIRST 3 VILLIANS SHOULD BE LEATHERHEAD…SHREDDER&OF KOURSE MASTER TATSU!! HHHMMMM NIN-JA VANISH!!!!!

  19. Livyyyy says:

    Are you freaking kidding me? Not only do we have a bad director…. We have a bad director changing the whole point of the movie/franchise! I guess I’ll get over Meagan Fox but seriously? This is making me soo mad he’s gonna ruin it!!! I love the turtles!! They cannot do this!!!!! :..(

  20. Tabby says:

    The choice to hire Fox is just another nail in this film’s coffin.

    Michael Bay is just proving he has no imagination by hiring her.

    I won’t be seeing this movie til it hits the redbox (and maybe not even then).

    I’d seriously rather see Batman and Robin era Joel Schumacher make this movie.

  21. Nikita says:

    Watch Shia lebeuf be Casey. It’s only a matter of time

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