Michael Bay Changes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Origins

Transformers director Michael Bay has revealed plans to completely rewrite the origins of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)for a new movie. Launched in the mid-1980s, the TMNT (renamed ‘Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles’ for a number of European countries, including the UK) have gone on to star in several animated series, but the new live-action movie from Paramount will have a questionable twist.

Originally, the characters were pet turtles that were exposed to toxic waste and turned into superheroes we know and love.  However, director/producer Bay, best known for the ‘Transformers’ movies, will turn the turtles into aliens for their latest big screen outing. Appearing at the Nickelodeon Upfront 2012 event at the Lincoln Centre in New York, producer Bay said that he and potential director Jonathan Liebesman are totally changing the original story for the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movie.

“When you see this movie, kids will believe, one day, that these turtles do exist… These turtles are from an alien race, and they’re going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable.”

What do you think of this new origin story for Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael?

Source: Yahoo Movies
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