Michael Bay Says That The �Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles� Will Be Aliens

By AMC March 28, 2012

Michael Bay is set to produce the planned reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” with (in all likelihood) “Battle: Los Angeles” director Jonathan Liebesman at the helm. Negotiations with Liebesman are not yet complete but the release of this month’s “Wrath of the Titans” will likely go a long way towards finalizing the deal.

The team plans to use a combination of animatronics, motion-capture and CGI in order to bring the turtles to life, “Wrath” will provide Liebesman with an opportunity to show off the fruit of his large scale effects-work labor.

In addition the technical plan to achieve the visual aesthetic for the film, the look of the turtles took on an entirely new significance this week.

During a press conference at the 2012 Nickelodeon Upfront in New York Bay revealed that the origin of the turtles will take an unexpected turn in this iteration of the tale.

“These turtles [in the reboot] are from an alien race,” Bay said to a surprised audience. “And they’re going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable.”

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael where turtles who were altered by a radioactive substance in the original comic, which is a notion that likely had more resonance in the culture at that time. The switch to have the turtles hail from an alien race may make very little difference in the final film, but long standing fans will likely have an opinion about the change.

Take a look at what AMC managing editor has to say about the news below:

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is tentatively scheduled for release in AMC theatres on December 25th, 2013.

Source: Screen Rant

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