Michael Bay: 'Leaked Turtles script is not final story'
Michael Bay claims a leaked 'Ninja Turtles' script ''saw the shredder a long time ago''.
A version of the forthcoming story has been seen on the internet, but the 'Transformers' director - who is a producer on the film - claims the document people are reading is nothing like the final version, based on the TV series 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'.
He wrote on his website: ''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!
''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, that's how long deals sometimes take. So no work was done on the script. Blame Paramount, not us for the first draft.''
The movie - which will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman - is due in cinemas in 2014.