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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Peter Laird Comments on TMNT Movie Rumors

MTV today posted an interview with TMNT co-creator Peter Laird to set the record straight on the current status of a potential new TMNT movie. You can read the interview in its entirety here.

There really isn't any new information revealed. Everything is the same as it was before people went and freaked out over comments made by Kevin Eastman. However, I would like to make note of these comments:

MTV: Which elements of the original live-action film do you think could benefit from another treatment?
PL: I don’t think the first film needs to be remade, if that’s what you mean. But I would love to see a “Director’s Cut” or special edition of that movie, with some things that were cut out put back in. And although I think it HIGHLY unlikely, I would love to see the first film given a “digital touch-up,” if you will. By that I mean it would be very cool to go through it very carefully and digitally tweak all of the mistakes and goofs — for example, scenes where you can see an actor’s face inside a Turtle’s open mouth, wires hanging off the shell of a Turtle, and so forth.
Here’s one that always bugged me: As Leonardo is exiting April’s apartment, one of his sword hilts rubs against the wall… and it BENDS like rubber (which, in fact, it was, being a “stunt sword”). And taking it a step further, it would be fantastic to utilize digital technology to go back in and tweak and enhance the expressions on the animatronic faces of the Turtles, which in some scenes just don’t work too well.
Concerning his desire to give the 1990 film a "digital touch-up": For the love of pizza, Peter Laird will you just freaking stop trying to fix things that aren't broken. You've already ripped the heart and soul out of the original TMNT 1 comic book, leave the damn movie alone.

The problem with this idiotic statement isn't even the likelihood that it would actually happen, because Peter Laird thankfully doesn't have any power to make it happen, but now we're going to have to deal with stupid people discussing this possibility for the rest of eternity. Please find something better to do with your time people and forget this statement ever happened.


  1. -->> i said before when you've had a good point..

    ..i hate it when your right !!


  2. I think the film would be better if they digitally added Leatherhead.

    And Mondo Gecko.

    And Wingnut.

    Um, that's it.

  3. Might as well. It really doesn't matter anymore what happens.

  4. Rose,
    I have to respectfully disagree with your comments about not wanting any digital "tweaking" on the movie...

    My question is this: Why not? There were mistakes in the movie, yes. Why not use technology to get rid of the guffaws and make the movie as seemless as possible? It is true that some of the voices didn't match up with the movements of the mouths, and other little things. Why not fix that? What I assume PL is talking about isn't taking the movie, and totally turning it into something it's not (i.e. Highlander II & Superman II), but just to make it the best possible movie it can possibly be!
    What is wrong with that? It wouldn't be hurting anything, only making things better, in my opinion...

    I'm not writing this to start a verbal war or anythign like that, but I just don't understand on a "Director's Cut" of the movie, why not try to make it the best movie possible.

    (Ok, I have to give into the fact the Star Wars didn't pan out that way, but some others did!)


  5. Blogger roseangelo said...

    Might as well. It really doesn't matter anymore what happens.

    ♦ ♦

    -->> ..hey , Rosie ..

    anyone give you sh6t and guffah .. you go ahead and point 'em my direction.

    You go ahead and give me some lipstick and i'll be your bulldog and rip 'em to shreds if need be.


  6. @Dinoff: Instead of focusing on fixing the "mistakes" of the past, why not focus on actually making a future for the TMNT? Because as it stands, they've got none.

    George Lucas created the Special Editions of Star Wars as much for the purpose of giving his SFX artists practice for the prequels as he did it for the actual tweaking of the movies.

    And for the record, I'm not pro-insert deleted scenes into the movie, I simply want the deleted scenes included on a DVD. I think inserting the scenes into the movie would be a horrible idea simply because I don't think they can be seamlessly integrated.

    But don't worry, I've already gotten the clue: I'm an ass and I obviously don't know nothing about nothing. My life is worthless and I'll never amount to anything. Blahblahblah.

    So where did a link get posted that people are suddenly coming to read this today?

  7. -->> ..o shut up, toots..

    you sound like me.


  8. -->> ..n' i say that cuz i hate seeing you like this.
    Makes me sad.