Maybe you haven’t heard, but director Michael Bay is making a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie. In this version, however, the titular turtles have been replaced by aliens, and stone cold fox April O’Neil will be played by dead-eyed Fox, by which I mean actress Megan Fox.
For some reason, perhaps to crush the last shreds of childlike wonder we kids of the 80s and 90s had left, Bay has jumped at this alien-turtle project with the gusto of a man who revels in destroying happy memories.
I’ve taken a ranty road to get here, but this is what I’m trying to say: There are a ton of people who would literally (but not literally) direct the shit out of a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie, so why is Bay doing it?
Take YouTube creators for example. Imagine a “TMNT” movie done by the dudes from Corridor Digital — these are actual children of the 90s who know the source material and have a proven track record.
Hate it or love it, YouTube creators are quickly rising to become bonafide directors of big budget productions. Here’s who we think would kill it up there on the big screen.
Joe Penna (MysteryGuitarMan)
Penna recently tackled a big budget production with the web series “Meridian.” It’s a tremendous step in the right direction for the YouTube creator, as “Meridian” proves that he can handle a large production with the utmost professionalism. Plus, with his post-production background, Penna could oversee VFX better than many directors who don’t understand that aspect of film.