This only really serves to confirm your worst fears about the (thankfully) scrapped Michael Bay TMNT movie. Sorry, aliens, yes. TANT. There are questions over the authenticity of the script leak that TMNT, NOT TANT blog got their hands on, however if the cease and desist letter that Paramount supposedly served to the blog is to be believed, it has authentic written all over it.
The excerpts below will be the best (worst) things you will probably ever read. It is truly a travesty that such depressingly awful dialogue was not only written but also printed onto actual paper. I feel most sorry for the trees that died to make that happen, and am hereby demanding a written apology from both Michael Bay and Paramount for the hurt they’ve cause to both the specific trees in question and also their tree-families.
Even Peter Laird, co-creator of TMNT commented on it…
Someone else alerted me to the existence of this script, and I just a few minutes ago finished reading it. If it is, in fact, the actual draft that was rejected and caused the production of the next TMNT movie to be pushed back to 2014 because the script was unsatisfactory, then I think all true TMNT fans should be grateful to the new “powers that be” that they did not allow this wretched thing to go any further. It could definitely be taken as a good sign if that is the case.
It reminds me of one of the reasons I am glad to not own the property anymore… because I don’t have to tear what little hair I have left out while trying to fix junk like this. — PL
Also, I’m sure this script will turn up in full again somewhere soon, because that’s how the Internet works.