Michael Bay has time and again demonstrated that there is no story so set in stone that it cannot be blasted out like blaaaaaaaam, then remade to suit a revised, more contemporary interpretation like kaboooooom. And as reported by Stuff We Like, Bay’s willingness to reshape Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bows to no canonical authority—not even that inherent in its title—as Bay recently announced that his upcoming live-action reboot will feature far more realistic, relatable ninja turtles, beginning by getting rid of the ridiculous “mutant” part and turning them into regular, everyday aliens. “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,” Bay said, as the rules of sentence structure jackknifed and exploded. “These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable.” And while that will likely rile fans of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and people who can read words, at least we can take comfort that Michael Bay intends to get rid of their always-murky “mutant” origin story, and finally give these teenage ninja turtles some grounding in science. [via Coming Soon]
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