The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, simply titled Ninja Turtles, is reported to start production this April in New York City, and it looks like things are certainly moving forward on this anticipated adaptation of the popular comic book and animated TV series. Today, producer Michael Bay has revealed the somewhat-shocking news that Megan Fox has joined the cast.
Megan Fox reunites with Michael Bay for Ninja Turtles
Take a look at the filmmaker's brief blog post below.
It's interesting to note that the filmmaker said "TMNT," since he confirmed in March that they officially dropped "Teenage Mutant" from the title. Could it be that Ninja Turtles has been scrapped, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is coming back?
It isn't known quite yet what role Megan Fox will play, but it seems likely that she will portray April O'Neil, the reporter who befriends the pizza-loving crime-fighters Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonoardo. This casting move is rather surprising since the actress parted ways from Michael Bay's Transformers franchise, being replaced with model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on Transformers: Dark of the Moon after comparing the director to Adolf Hitler. There was said to be bad blood between the director and actress, though, if that was the case, all seems to be forgiven now.
Jonathan Liebesman is directing from a screenplay by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to theaters June 6th, 2014 and stars Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman.