Michael Bay recently announced his plans for a new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film to be released in 2013. During a recent upfront for Nickelodeon, Bay said, "these turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable." While TMNT fans welcome a tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable quartet of ninja turtles, turning our beloved mutants into visitors from an alien race is absurd. Obvious problems aside -- they are called the Teenage MUTANT Ninja Turtles, after all -- altering the turtle mythos is not only a disservice to life-long fans, but a disservice to a new generation of fans who will get a cash-grab version of the green foursome. If Bay moves forward with his "alien" plans, he will be tampering with the histories of some of our most cherished characters.
Sign this petition to let Michael Bay know there is only one way we like our turtles -- Teenage MUTANT Ninja Turtles. Mr. Bay, keep the Turtles terrestrial or keep us out of theaters.
Life-long Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Fan