TMNT co-creator says Jonathan Liebesman's upcoming reboot is the best Turtles movie yet
Though many a fanboy freaked the f*ck out when the 'Mutant' portion of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' got, um, mutated into something to do with aliens, the word coming out of Comic-Con and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman should help assure fans that the impending NINJA TURTLES reboot from director Jonathan Liebesman (WRATH OF THE TITANS) and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes may actually turn out to be pretty good.
In an interview with MTV, Eastman proclaimed: "From what I've seen, it's easily the best Turtle movie yet. We're talking Raid: Redemption-style fight scenes; we're talking about epic Rise of the Planet of the Apes sort of effects." Wow, name-dropping THE RAID (a film that if you haven't seen you should do so immediately)? Them's bold words!
Eastman continued: "I know that Michael and his group really like [the changes] and that Paramount was supportive of that, so I think that it's great. I grew up reading Captain America and The Avengers and all that stuff, and over the course of the comic book history, since Avengers has been around, how many times has it been reinvented, reformatted, restructured, replatformed?"
So there you have it, right from the creator's mouth. What say you?
NINJA TURTLES is currently scheduled for release on May 16, 2014.