Between bouts of orchestrating giant alien robot punch-ups and fanning the rage flames of Internet trolls who will still see his movies no matter what crazy crap he pulls on them, Michael Bay is collecting moribund movie franchises like properties on the Monopoly game board. In recent weeks online news sites have been treating the in-demand blockbuster schlock master’s plans for revitalizing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series (which will now be called Ninja Turtles and the title characters will be alien in origin) like they were continuing developments in the Trayvon Martin case.
Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company are now looking the Halloween movie series to their stable of brand name cinematic properties.
We’ve been hearing a lot about Paramount Pictures’ upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but most of it has been a tad unsettling…to say the least.
Recently Michael Bay, who is a producer on the project through his Platinum Dunes, revealed that instead of being mutated turtles as their longtime title so effectively points out, they would have some sort of alien origins. This of course sent fans into an enraged frenzy, and led Bay to tell everyone to chill out.
Now Bay is at it again, revealing an official title for the movie. And just as you might have expected, it supports recent controversies.
Recently Michael Baymade some comments about the upcoming reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that has fans understandably furious.
Bay, who’s a producer on the Nickelodeon project through his Platinum Dunes, said that their mutated reptiles would actually be an “alien race,” leading many to assume that these guys were actually going to turn the Ninja Turtles into aliens. Not the most popular thing to say, as you might imagine.
Angry fans took to the ‘net in droves to voice their fiery disapproval, and Michael Bay was quick to respond. Read what he said below.
Looks like the title characters in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot will be getting their turtle power from a source other than green mutagen found in a New York City sewer.
At the recent 2012 Nickelodeon Upfront conference Michael Bay, who is producing the new film for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon through his Platinum Dunes production company, offered up his thoughts on what children who didn’t grow up devouring everything related to the weapon-wielding amphibious ass-kickers created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984 can expect from the gestating reboot.