The Ninja Turtles Movie seems to be in a bit of trouble. Since director Michael Bay announced in March 2012 that the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would actually be space aliens, fans of the franchise have been giving the Transformers director hell on Twitter. This backlash continued as it was revealed that the movie’s title would be shortened to just Ninja Turtles.
The movie project has also been delayed repeatedly, from its original holiday 2013 release date to May 2014, and then again to June 2014. Now, the movie has been delayed yet again, according to a report from Deadline. The report states that Ninja Turtles will now be released on August 8, 2014, nearly a year after it was expected to be in theaters.
The reason for this latest delay reportedly has to do with Paramount’s film release schedule for summer 2014. The former Ninja Turtles release date of June 6 was close to the release of another Michael Bay-directed Paramount movie on June 27 – the upcoming sequel to the Transformers franchise. The Deadline report rumors that the toy merchandising campaigns for the two movies were conflicting.
Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles movie will see the Turtles defend the earth from an alien invasion. The cast includes Megan Fox as April O’Neil and William Fichtner as Shredder. Other cast members include Will Arnett and Whoopi Goldberg.