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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot reportedly delayed

Michael Bay's planned reboot of superhero movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been delayed until 2014 due to a problem with the script, according to reports.

The Transformers director announced in March (12) that he had begun working on a new film featuring the martial arts-loving crimefighters and production was due to begin this summer (12).

But editors at The Hollywood Reporter claim the preparations have been shut down indefinitely by Paramount Pictures executives. Insiders tell the publication they have also pushed back plans to release the film in December next year to May, 2014.

Paramount representatives have yet to comment on the reports.

Wrath of the Titans filmmaker Jonathan Liebesman is due to direct the new Turtles movie, with Bay as producer.