Platinum Dunes is a production company that has given us such lustrous movie reboots/remakes as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street, so you know that their Michael Bay-produced reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is going to be just great.  Especially because the titular Ninja Turtles are going to be—wait for it—aliens.

That’s right.  Not content to drive the Transformers franchise into the ground (not that it really had far to go), Bay announced over the weekend at the Nickelodeon Upfront in New York that origin story for everyone’s favorite heroes in a half shell is going to be modified somewhat.  And by “modified somewhat,” I mean changed entirely because it popped into Bay’s head one day and so why not?  Trucks from space punching each other somehow made sense to film viewers, so why not turtles that know martial arts?

Bay stated that “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.”

So there you go.  Ninja Turtles, or How Michael Bay Destroyed Your Childhood Memories, is set for a Christmas 2013 release.

What do you think of the TMNT news?

Source: Coming Soon