Nooooo!!! Michael Bay and his partners from his production company Platinum Dunes have been brought on board by Nickelodeon and Paramount to produce the live action reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Is nothing from our childhood sacred anymore?
The original film series launched 20 years ago in 1990 and spawned two more films including our personal favorite, The Secret of the Ooze. Bay along with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will sink their teeth into this new venture that will expose the Turtles to an entirely new generation. Platinum Dunes has become known for rebooting old horror films (Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and now it looks like their moving into new territory.
The company already has a first look deal with Paramount for genre specific movies but they’re also looking to expand their horizons. Besides TMNT they’ll be working with Rob Cohen on the upcoming Fright Night remake starring Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell.
To be completely honest, we’re not sure if we want Bay near the Turtles. The first Transformers film was great but he got too cocky and defecated on the sequel, and who knows what the third will be like now that he’s replaced a bad actress (Megan Fox) with a non-actress (Rosie Huntington-Whitely). WTF?
What do you think of Platinum Bay’s involvement with the Ninja Turtles reboot?