Michael Bay Responds to Outrage Over Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Plot Changes
Yesterday Michael Bay announced that he was planning to change the back story for the forthcoming live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake. The famed director stated that he wanted to make the four Renaissance artist-named protagonists aliens, rather than pet reptiles who, after a nasty bout with some radioactive sewage, transformed into New York City’s crime-fighting protectors.
Naturally, fans of the original movies thought this was totally un-tubular. And Robbie Rist, who voiced the orange bandana-wearing Michelangelo in the original 1990 flick, wrote an open letter to Bay on his Facebook page that began, “You probably don’t know me but I did some voice work on the first set of movies that you are starting to talk about sodomizing.”
Bay, presumably in between plans on how to just make the whole film one giant explosion, posted this on message board:
“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.”
He continued, “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’s live action remake isn’t scheduled to be released until Winter 2013, so for now, watch the nostalgic 1990 movie trailer below.
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