Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles reboot has taken a fair bit of flak from the series’ rabid fanbase, but he does at least appear to have co-creator Kevin Eastman on side for his vision of the heroes in a half-shell.
Eastman has been talking about the approach taken by Platinum Dunes to the venerable property, and seems satisfied that the new film will be true to the characters’ roots.
“From everything that I’ve seen in the script,” begins Eastman, “and the development and everything they’ve asked my input on specifically, it’s gonna be an awesome, familiar, solid Turtles movie. It’ll have everything that fans are gonna want and then some.
“It’s all based solidly on the Turtles foundation, but they’ve hit the reset button. They’ve taken it back to the first episode, with the Turtles’ first time above ground after many years of training with Master Splinter.
“They’re making a Turtles origin that is firmly rooted in Turtles history, but a slight tweak here and a slight tweak there.”
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman and starring Megan Fox as April O’Neil, Ninja Turtles will open in the UK on 16 May 2014.