Mar 23

TMNT Reboot Director talks to the Collider about the Alien aspect and more



And the Saga of Alien turtles still goes on! After many TMNT related actors, writers, artists and even the creators of the franchise let their voices heard about wether they approve or not of Michal Bay’s Alien Turtles, a new explanation comes to the table! This time it the TMNT reboot’s director, Jonathan Liebesman, himself who talks to the Collider about the whole concept of the movie including what Bay announced last week.

When asked about the “Alien” aspect fo the turtles and fans outrage, Liebesman had this to say:

“Look, it’s so funny—if everyone was such a die-hard fan, they would know that the TCRI canisters where the ooze comes from.  That is alien ooze.  Now I’m not saying what Michael said is exactly what the movie is, because we’re sitting in a room now figuring everything out.  So we don’t know, but we are like Michael said: we’re expanding it, and the expansion will be true to the mythology.  I promise you: fans will love it.”

On working with the TMNT co-creator Kevin eastman:

“Whatever mythology we’re building on or expanding is coming from that guy, Kevin Eastman’s head, who created the Turtles in the first place.  And so everything will tie in with the mythology; fans will be extremely excited with what we’re coming up with.  A lot of it is stuff he’s wanted to do for a long time, but just hasn’t had the opportunity because now we have the budget and things on this film to expand it in the right way.  And so, I’m happy that everyone is extremely passionate, and they will not be disappointed.  It’s all coming from the best possible place for this franchise.”

On the Turtles being CGI:

“All I’ll say is that I love how they did [The Rise of the Planet of the Apes].  That was exceptional.”

On if the film will be just about action:

“We’re definitely into the action, but for me what’s more important than that is that it’s a story about brotherhood and friendship and responsibility.  Right now, I’m with the characters because those are what attracted me to the movie.  They’re the best characters I’ll have had a chance to deal with.”

The collider will post the full interview next week, make sure to check tmntlair.com or subscribe to our twitter to be up to date with the latest TMNT news.


source: The collider


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