Confirmed for a release Christmas Day 2013, Platinum Dunes are behind the reboot of those sewer-dwelling ‘heroes in a half shell’. Michael Bay, director of monster hits TRANSFORMERS and ARMAGEDDON and his ‘remake machine’ will oversee production, alongside Nickelodeon Films.

Speaking at the Nickelodeon Upfront event in New York, Bay went on to hint, that in the new version, the characters of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello may find their origin ‘not of this earth’. Thus making the their comic-book birth and the term ‘mutant’ in the title TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, pretty much obsolete.

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.

Jonathan Liebsman, who previously helmed Platinum Dunes’ THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING, will direct. He also has sequel WRATH OF THE TITANS due on 30th March.

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