The much-loved pizza-eating ninja action team will be getting a serious make over from Transformers director Michael Bay: they'll no longer be mutant ninjas, but aliens. Speaking at the Nickelodeon Upfront last week, the director dropped the news:
"When you see this movie, kids are going to believe one day 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 loveable."
Bay has become infamous for over-the-top actions sequences. Of the many parodies of his directing style, "If Everyday was Directed by Michael Bay," could be the best:
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Childhood memories are a touchy subject, and the Twitter-verse has been less-than-receptive. Check out some of the top reactions below:
Michael Bay is re-making Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. If Michael Bay destroys this classic, he will surely be sacrificed for his mistakes.
— The Illuminati (@ThelIluminati) March 19, 2012
Michael Bay will fix the implausibility of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by turning them into aliens. avc.lu/wfL1Tv
— The AV Club (@TheAVClub) March 19, 2012
Teenage Mutant ALIEN Turtles? EFF YOU, MICHAEL BAY. videogum.com/494341/finally…
— Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet) March 19, 2012
Someone please show THE RAID to Michael Bay, if only to show him that his life has been wasted.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) March 19, 2012
When Michael Bay remakes Casper The Friendly Ghost he'll just be a really pale kid.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 19, 2012