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Thursday, March 22, 2012

TMNT Creators Weigh-In On Bay's Turtles



Kevin Eastman drawing secret stuff.
Photo by: Jonathan Liebesman
When Michael Bay posted a comment to his official message boards responding to the outrage over the revelation of "alien" Turtles, he mentioned that he was working with one of the original creators on the project. It was easy to speculate that that person was Kevin Eastman, but Kevin has now confirmed that with a brief update to his Facebook page.
Hey Guys, Sorry to have been away for so long--completely swamped with work--but it is some pretty exciting stuff. I had been invited to check out the TMNT film development by my friend Scott Mednick over the years, and a while back had a full look behind the curtain at what writers Appelbaum and Nemec, director Liebesman, and producer Bay are doing--and trust me--it IS AWESOME. I'm officially on board, and will share more as I'm allowed… thanks all!
So, it looks like Kevin is behind the project 100%. And that's good enough assurance for me.

Meanwhile, Peter Laird has posted some of his own musings on the topic on his blog, although he has no personal involvement in the project and knows only as much as the rest of us do. He also drew a cute little alien Turtle.


3 comments:

  1. I respect both of their opinions. However, I still do not like the idea of Michael Bay working on the TMNT in any fashion. He does not focus on good story telling but rather giant explosions.

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    1. ...and boobs. Don't forget the boobs. ;-)

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  2. How could I forget? You can't think of Michael Bay and not think Boob.

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