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Michael Bay Wants ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ To Be Alien & Cool?

Posted at March 21, 2012 by 0 Comment

Cue the implosion of countless childhood memories. Michael Bay, dubbed to “rape” our childhood memories in the form of Transformers and now Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay is developing a live-action adaptation of TMNT from his company Platinum Dunes and angered fans by stating they’ll be alien in nature.

Here’s what Bay said:

“When you see this movie, 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.”

Naturally, fans of the property went into a tizzy and declared Bay a “childhood memory raper” once again. As much as I detest the use of the word “rape” to describe this type of situation, it’s the internet’s newly preferred hyperbole. Bay has challenged these norms time and time again and I don’t know what these changes entail, so I’ll remain neutral on the issue.

Bay responded on his official website to the negative feedback:

“Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.”

DreamMovieCast would like to know who you, the fans and readers, would cast in the roles of these Teenage (Alien?) Turtles, including Splinter and Casey Jones?

The film is written by Josh Appelbeaum and Andre Nemec and Paramount Pictures has a planned 25 December 2013 release date.

Sidenote: I’d recommend this hilarious article from The Onion.

Source: Movie News

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