Jesse told you last week how Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Peter Laird was unhappy with the casting of Megan Fox as April O’Neal, adding to the skepticism of the upcoming Michael Bay production. Well, on March 14, fellow co-creator Kevin Eastman had a different view of things.
Laird is disappointed in the Megan Fox casting, as well as the elimination of the words “Teenage” and “Mutant” from the title of the upcoming film (which is scary considering the original script has them aliens!?!?). However, Laird is on the outside looking in, while Kevin Eastman is actually working on the film.
So, what does Eastman have to say about the Ninja Turtles adaptation?
“It’s probably amusing to a lot of people what the press puts out there and what they say people behind the scenes really want to do with the movie, but [Platinum Dunes’] main goal is actually to make the best possible ‘Turtles’ movie with respect to the fans and the core audience as possible.”
Look, Kevin Eastman is getting a paycheck from Platinum Dunes, so he isn’t going to bash the company – or the movie – right now. He did say that the studio “learned from The Avengers” and he said that he expects this to be an “awesome, familiar, solid Turtles movie.”
Is Kevin Eastman’s endorsement enough for you, or is he letting his paycheck speak for him?
Source: Screen Rant