It looks like Michael Bay is going to upset some more people with the announcement that he is to produce the reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise which ran dry a long time ago. Jonathan Liebesman is penned in to direct the movie.
What will get to most fans though is the vision they have for this retelling, the plan is to have them as an alien race and not as the radioactive exposed creatures we grew up with. This is what will hurt fans the most, that they intend to go away from the source mythology.
In the video posted online, Bay says: “Kids are going to believe one day that these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable.”
This has already sparked a massive backlash against the man who is no stranger to bringing popular kids programmes to the screen after the commercially succesful, yet critically panned Transformers franchise