Early this week, a supposed leak of the first draft from Platinum Dunes’ planned Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie reboot has been passed around all over the Internet, and based on reactions from the people who got their hands on a copy, it’s not going to be popular in the box office.
However, director Michael Bay has taken to his website in order to clarify the situation, claiming that the script that was leaked all over the web is a very old draft from years ago, long before Platinum Dunes (Bay’s production company) got involved in the project.
“Leaked script for Ninja Turtles that different sites continue to comment on was written well before I, or anyone at Platinum Dunes, was involved with the project,” said Bay. “That script saw the shredder a long time ago. This is tired, old news – Wait for the movie!”
One point of conflict is that the script is dated “30/01/12″, while Platinum Dunes came on board as far back as 2010. Bay offered the following explanation:
“To end this stupid merry go round and explain the math…Yes we signed on two years ago to Turtles, but with no deal in place. Deal completed towards end of last year. And yes, thats how long deals sometimes take. So no work was done on the script. Blame Paramount, not us for the first draft.”