Megan Fox & Michael Bay will reunite for the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ reboot

Has Megan Fox successfully rebranded herself as a comedienne, character actress and ensemble player? Her career definitely faltered for a few years after she was shoved off the Transformers franchise after she referred to Michael Bay as “like Hitler” and “like Napoleon”. Michael Bay always claimed Steven Spielberg made him fire Megan, but Megan and Michael always had a tortured, melodramatic and sketchy working relationship, perhaps because Michael only gave Megan the part in Transformers because she washed his Ferrari while he filmed her. Anyway, there was no love lost between those two brats, so this news is very interesting… they’re going to work together again!

After pushing production to do more work on the script, Paramount’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot looks back on track as the studio has tapped Megan Fox to star as April O’Neil. Jonathan Liebesman will direct with Michael Bay producing through his Platinum Dunes banner. Michael Bay tweeted the news on his blog.

Original 1984 Mirage Studios’ comicbook “TMNT” centered on four turtles who are turned humanoid through contact with radioactive slime, and trained in martial arts by their humanoid rat master. Bay stirred controversy with fans of the comicbook-based franchise when he said the reimagined series would have alien elements.

The reason for the original delay was because the filmmakers and studio felt they wouldn’t be ready for a October 2012 shoot date. Prior to the holidays, the studio began meeting with actresses such as Jane Levy, Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Olsen and the studio will now aim to find its male lead.

The studio, Bay and Fox have a relationship going back to when the two worked together on the first two “Transformer” films. The ICM Partners repped Fox was last seen in Universal’s “This Is 40.”

[From Variety]

I guess I’m one of the few people of my generation who never really cared or paid attention to TMNT in any way, shape or form. You can read April O’Neil’s Wiki page here (it’s surprisingly exhaustive) and decide for yourself if Megan is a good choice. Considering I don’t see how in the world this film will make any money at all (????), I don’t think it’s a good career choice for Megan. But isn’t Megan really into the TMNT? I think she’s talked about that before. She’s a TMNT fan-girl.

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  1. lena80 says:

    Hmm, well…A girl’s gotta eat.

  2. Lune says:

    I really want to know how this happened

  3. Aud says:

    Casting couch still in operation in Hollywood?

  4. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Hot girls are like funny guys-they get away with so much..

  5. Ailine says:

    I hate to pick on a girl’s looks because it makes women look petty, but she has a face like Lara Flynn Boyle in that second pic and it’s scaring me. Her skin is so smooth I wonder what her regimen is–okay that’s a positive comment!

    • HotPockets says:

      You are so right, they all get that LFB face after too many cosmetic procedures. It’s the classic pulled back, too tight, cat face. I wish these women would stop with the cosmetic “enhancements.” It makes me sad because they were all so much more beautiful before the plastic, but it goes to show you how insecure women in the entertainment industry really are.

      • deehunny says:

        Yes, her face is frightening. Everytime I’m on this site and I see a pic of her, I blow it up on my tablet and say to my husband, “do you see, do you SEEEEE.” He had such a thing for her.

        But I completely disagree with Kaiser about this movie not making money. Everyone loves TMNT and I think if Bay does this movie right, it will make a ton of money!

  6. kingkayski says:

    Somehow they look cute together,if only Megan is not married.

  7. Samantha says:

    Terrible casting choice (and I like Megan). This project has train wreck all over it.

  8. Ms Kay says:

    Boy I have always been a huge fan of TMNT, kept my inner child on that one, the Vanilla Ice song Go Ninja Go still makes me jump on my couch to this day!

    Megan Fox as April doesn’t make any sense but oh well… I’ll go to watch that potential disaster, Ninja Turtles exploding and stuff, à la Bay!

  9. Mayday says:

    She’s bored and not as into her kid as she thought she would be + having a child didn’t transform her image into a relatable mother figure like she thought it would and she’s realizing she’s not gonna be able to shake that sex kitten image.

    She invited Michael Bay over to meet the baby and Michael sees how much she’s “grown”they kissed and made up and buried the hatchet, bang, done she’s cast in his newest movie.

  10. Debbie says:

    Quick question wasnt the original tmnt Cory feldmen’s last real film? Before Hollywood booted him.

    Outside of transformers every fox movie has been a flop and a bay flop (which I think this will) is going to be the final nail in her career coffin.

    Oh and so much for not being validated by work and fame and not wanting to be part of Hollywood.

  11. B says:

    I love Megan but I really hope she is not playing April O’Neil. She was beautiful to begin with but now she looks like a porn star & so much older. Not to mention with a horrible Director like Michael Bay her shitty action will not improve. Skipping this movie for sure!

  12. Miss Kiki says:

    Ummm hasn’t she spent the last few months talking about how she doesn’t want to be objectified anymore etc? Yet the she’s going to work for the guy who she described as ‘Hitler’ and who has a tape of her washing his Ferrari (and the rest)floating around. Times really must be hard.

  13. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    I hope they make her cut her hair. I think she’d look nice with shorter hair.

    I also think that this may be a decision made by their publicists and the studio’s. So everyone will ignore all the old stories.

  14. Ellen says:

    That’s one way to get people talking about an otherwise forgettable / laughable project….

  15. xoo says:

    Woow she looks really bad in that picture with the nude dress…

  16. RHONYC says:

    damn…it’s like he blacklisted her ass and he’s the only one who can give her life.

    it must suck to be a low-totem pole actress in the ‘Wood’. :-(

    • Lauren says:

      Well said. Neither Megan or BAG seems to be working, and someone has to support their child. Back to the “Hitler” casting couch.
      Megan is so spoiled & entitled..she cannot fathom that many men in power positions act like Michael Bay.
      I had a friend who worked at Subway while she attended University full time (yes-she made subs). The old married Owner douchebag kept hitting on her and she rebuffed him. Well, she got fired after less than two months.
      Douchebag bosses are everywhere. I guess Megan didn’t want to work minimum wage–being Michael Bay’s slave is her only option for a decent wage.

  17. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Is it just me of does megafarse in that second pic look like lana del ray? And MB looks like some skeevy jr high school shop teacher; they are made for each other.

  18. The Original Mia says:

    Is April O’Neill going to be wearing tight pants and low-buttoned shirts? Because I’m thinking Megan isn’t going to be portraying the April O’Neill I remember from the movies.

  19. Patrice says:

    So much for Megan’s recent claims that she’s all but quitting acting and that the work would have to be “exceptional” to take her away from her newborn son. LOL. P.S. Look how much she’s tweaked her face just since the header pic taken a few short years ago!! Damn girl. Please STOP.

  20. Corina says:

    So she went back to Bay with a tail between her legs. Why Megan why? Where is BAG to stop all this?

    • Debbie says:

      BAG? he is out of work with a new baby and child support payments for his older kid. One of those two have work and I don’t think people are calling Brian to perform on the couch like bay (and at this point only bay) will Megan.

      It’s also pretty obvious BAG and Fox don’t live in their means, I think the word we are all looking for is desperate. I mean they did just take an appearance job like reality stars.

      To bad TMNTis ruined, my seudo brothers are going to be so sad about this they loved that stupid show.

  21. Amanda says:

    My little brother was really into TMNT, but I HATED it and thought it was the dumbest show ever.

  22. Annie says:

    This is so sad, really, I feel sad for her, no sarcasm intended…in the first picture she’s so god-damned GORGEOUS apart from the overfilled lips, which she could have easily let gone down. But these days her entire face just looks weird and fake and muppet-like, in a way that’s not so easy to pinpoint, idk how to describe it, except that whatever made her special face wise before, she’s somehow lost. Her face had that CERTAIN SOMETHING before…now she just looks prematurely like an aging tryhard, even though she’s only 26! She’s certainly gone down the Lara Flynn Boyle route. I really wish she’d go back to her former beauty…I’d genuinely feel happy for her, no jealousy here…is that still possible for her? Anyone?

  23. DesertPoppy says:

    I really wonder what Megan did to get hired by Bay again. I am a TMNT fan-girl and Megan is a terrible choice for April O’Neil but its being made by Bay so the whole film will be awful. I certainly wont pay the high cost to see it in theaters.

  24. Jaana says:

    i think he is in love/ obsessed with her. This relationship isn’t normal. They look good together too (I Know Im sorry)>. Wonder how BAG is feeling being mr Mom.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      Well, sometimes when people can’t get along it’s because of sexual tension. Sounds stupid but it’s happened to me. One person I could hardly STAND to be around, and he felt the same way. Constant fighting and disgust with each other. Finally happened that we were both single at the same time and holy shit, was it amazing for an intense and yet brief period of time. LOL

      Of course, years later and now I hate him again (he still wants me :) )

      Oh, so my point was, maybe that’s the situation between these two. I got off track lol

    • lady mary. says:

      yeah i believe so true ,i guess michael was infatuated with her and i supposse still is ,but i guess she is not someone he would tie himself down to ,would be an insult to his so called (cough) brilliance

  25. Havik says:

    What an awful casting choice! I was hoping Bay would’ve been booted off the project after the backlash from the fans (the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are no longer mutant ninjas, they’re alien ninjas apparently), but alas, I was wrong.

    I pretty much loathe Michael Bay (as much as one can loathe someone without exerting effort) and this movie looks like a train wreck already.

  26. Lisa says:

    But April’s a little red head? I guess it doesn’t matter, because she does have the figure for it. Not like she’s gonna suit up for Shredder.

  27. KellyinSeattle says:

    Now I can’t get the TMNT’s song out of my head….

  28. bettyrose says:

    After pissing off Spielberg this is a great opportunity for her.

  29. dcypher1 says:

    I luved TMNT when I was a kid so the new ones will always suck to me. Nothing can beat the og movies 1, 2, and, 3.

  30. mimi says:

    Isn’t the bigger story here is how a director who abused his powerful position is till employed and a girl who had to suffer his abusive waus has to endure him as a boss/ power position over her?

    I don’t know of any industry that would not have kicked out Michael Bay by now for unprofessional behavior and for risking the busniess with sexual harssment lawsuit.

    I find it disturbing that Hollywood and the studios are run by people who think that it’s reasonable to keep him in such a position.

    I wish Magen good luck. No woman has to go through what she has.

  31. Miss M says:

    Didn’t Megan get well paid to represent a beer brand in Brazil during carnival? She will be fine!

    ps: Go TMNT!!! :)

  32. decorative item says:

    The fact that he had her wash his car is so vile. Does he even recognize the depth of his own issues? Does he show it at parties so all his mates can see how he can put any hot girl in her place? Or, does he sit alone in the dark and and get off on how much power he has over women? Probably both.