This is starting to feel like G.I. Joe: Retaliation all over again. We have two new pieces of information on the upcoming Michael Bay-produced projects: Welcome to Yesterday and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. First onto the official news.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the found-footage thriller Welcome to Yesterday has been renamed to Project Almanac and has been moved to January next year, almost a full year after it was supposed to be released this year. Paramount must have a lot of faith in that one (sarcasm alert).
Now, the more interesting story is the fact that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which just had its trailer debut a few days ago, is being rumored to move back to November/December this year. When the project was first annoucned, it was supposed to be released last Christmas, so technically this one has been delayed for a year as well, if the scoop from Geeks of Doom is anything to go by. I’m not sure how reliable their source is though.
This is somewhat sad news because I’ve always been rooting for TMNT to be good, despite all the negative buzz surrounding the film. The first trailer just released looked pretty good, but if the scoop is true and they are reshooting 1/3 of the film, my expectations might be lowered. It doesn’t help that Michael Bay will extensively be looking over these reshoots instead of spending his entire time working on Transformers: Age of Extinction in post-production. There’s no word if director Jonathan Liebesman will be involved with these reshoots. Hopefully this extra time helps make a better film (see: World War Z).