The 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.
That script saw the shredder a long time ago.
This is tired, old news — Wait for the movie!
P.S. 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.
Thanks to Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Bay had a spectacular year financially. The 3-D movie (the third in the Transformers series) was panned by the critics but audiences around the world flocked to see it, spending $1.1 billion on tickets. Bay has a great deal on the films that gives him a healthy share of the profits and money from Transformer toys. We estimate Bay earned $160 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
I heard when I was at dinner tonight. I thought it was one of those pranks on the internet. There was only one story on line and the story was removed, it had to be a prank. Tony would never…
He was the guy that was always so nice. He knew I looked up to him over the years, and he always had that smile whenever we would see each other. He’d always be interesting in talking shop. Then I called Jerry, and he told me it’s true. We are both baffled.
Tony was a guy who was so full of life. He will be really missed.
From left to right: Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott, and Ridley Scott
You can now view a reel that was shown at the Nickelodeon conference in which Michael Bay took part.
Note: the reel was edited before ‘Dark of the Moon’ moved to #5 on the all-time box office list.