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'Ninja Turtles' Peter Laird creator comments on Megan Fox casting

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Peter Laird has weighed in on the casting of Megan Fox as April O'Neil.

The comic book writer said that there are "probably hundreds of better choices" for the role and speculated that the Transformers star was chosen because of her profile.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (1990)

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Megan Fox arriving at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2013 in Los Angeles

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"My only exposure to Megan Fox as an actress is through her role in two Transformers movies and the wretched (but happily forgettable) Jennifer's Body," he wrote on his blog.

"It may not be fair to judge her range of acting skills just from those three movies, but I think it is safe to say that there are probably hundreds of better choices for the role of April O'Neil.

"Of course, her name has promotional value, and maybe that's what they want. Who knows? I can't get myself too worked up about it."

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (2007)

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Jonathan Liebesman will direct Ninja Turtles from a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and John Fusco, which will draw inspiration from Laird and Kevin Eastman's original creations.

The Ninja Turtles remake has had a difficult gestation so far, with producer Michael Bay facing fan anger when he announced that the Turtles would be aliens in the new movie.

Bay has also had to 'disown' a leaked script, which was described by Laird as a "wretched thing".

Ninja Turtles is scheduled for release on June 6, 2014.

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