Michael Bay says the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are aliens. We all go "WTF?"

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We’ve been hearing a lot about the proposed reboot of those heroes on the half shell lately. First there was news that Battle: LA and Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman will be taking the helm, and then we learned that film is scheduled for a Christmas Day 2013 release.

But the latest bit of news is a doozy. Massive explosions virtuoso, Michael Bay, took time out of his busy scheduling of copying his own movies, to speak about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action film (which he is producing) at the Nickelodeon Upfront convention this weekend, and what he has to say about the Turtles are sure to upset a few fans.

Wait, what? Aliens? But then why are they still called Teenage MUTANT Ninja Turtles? Are they mutant aliens now? Did the other aliens force them to live in the sewers? Is there an alien giant talking rodent?
And despite the fact Mr Baysplosion himself is only producing, I can’t help but feel that he may be behind this crazy development. These type of heavy on nonsense light on logic plot elements (Transformers, come on down!) is completely his style, and will end up doing nothing more than pissing off the established fan base.
As luck would have it, a friend of mine, Francois, is a member of that established fan base, and he had this to say about the news:
 “Never thought I would agree with Uwe Boll, but f$%k Michael Bay.”
Well said, Francois. Well said.

Last Updated: March 19, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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