Michael Bay changes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles origins for new movie

Beth Squires and Edward Bovingdon
Yahoo UK Movies News
19 March 2012

‘Transformers’ director Michael Bay has revealed plans to completely transform the origins of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' for a new movie.

Launched in the mid-1980s, the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (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.

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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.”

Having already brought ‘Transformers’ to the big screen with mixed feelings from fans of the original series, Bay is no stranger to recreating the 80s – albeit with serious question marks.

The now-alien turtles are set for a Christmas release date in 2013.

What do you think of the changes? Are you outraged or pleased to see a revamp of the story? Let us know below...

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