Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot script is “wretched junk”

Turtles co-creator Peter Laird blames the movie being pushed back on its “wretched” script.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Turtles in their first animated incarnation. Awww.

Originally set for a December 2013 release, Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, set to be directed by Wrath Of The Titans Jonathan Liebesman, was pushed back to May 2014, apparently due to the script.

Turtles comic-book co-creator Peter Laird confirms this view, saying to fansite TMNT, Not TMAT, after reading the leaked script, that “If it is, in fact, the actual draft that was rejected and caused the production of the next TMNT movie to be pushed back to 2014 because the script was unsatisfactory, then I think all true TMNT fans should be grateful to the new ‘powers that be’ that they did not allow this wretched thing to go any further.

“It could definitely be taken as a good sign if that is the case,” continued Laird. “It reminds me of one of the reasons I am glad to not own the property anymore… because I don’t have to tear what little hair I have left out while trying to fix junk like this.”