‘TMNT’ Reboot Gets Working Title ‘Ninja Turtles’

’Adult Alien Ninja Turtles’ anyone? Michael Bay drops the ball again.

Adult Alien Ninja Turtles?
Adult Alien Ninja Turtles?
Producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman have given the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action reboot a working title of Ninja Turtles.

Bleeding Cool sources had this to say about the title change:

"It seems to be driven by marketing. Think of John Carter and how Disney wouldn't allow for a title with either "Princess" or "Mars".

So, it's official? These turtles are no longer mutants or teenagers? "Adult Alien Ninja Turtles" anyone?

Last weekend, Michael Bay revealed that the movie will give the turtles an alien origin, so the removal of the word "Mutant" from the title makes sense. It is still unclear whether the turtles will be teenagers in the reboot.

The TMNT reboot will start shooting later this year, possibly around September, and they are looking for filming locations in Canada.

Sound off on what you think about these "Adult Alien Ninja Turtles".

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was released August 8th, 2014 and stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

Sources: Bleeding Cool

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Comments (66)

  1. Rudy

    He pisses on Transformers, TMNT, I wouldn't be surprised if he pissed all over Power Rangers or Voltron.

    3 years agoby @rudyFlag

  2. moviemouse

    @jayaottley@space101 they rely aren't changing much they are minor changes joker had no acid bath but he was still the joker to me, bumblebee wasn't a beetle car in transformers but but you knew it was him, unless there characteristics are changed like the things you just mentioned then i will understand backlash from fans as long as they act like teenagers it don't need to be in the title plenty reboots have different names thats my take on it anyway

    3 years agoby @moviemouseFlag

  3. RogueVadr6

    @ I enjoyed it as well. My expectations were higher though.

    3 years agoby @RogueVadr6Flag

  4. WongFu

    that's a good image of him when he wakes up

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  5. WongFu

    Like him or hate him, you got to admit that if this fails then Bay's name will be covered in mud for ages to come.
    I watch his films for one reason: entertainment

    Yes, he's a jerk. A prick for ruining our childhood,
    His ego is so big it takes up the entire studio but you got to love him when he falls flat on his face.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. Doreen Mahonez

    @ROFLitschristian you made me laugh so f*cking hard. omg. True.

    3 years agoby @Doreen-MahonezFlag

  7. CUPID

    @moviemaniac66 Well PG-13 doesn't mean it'll be any good either....right? plus i was just kidding around with my comment, people need to chill out this could actually be good.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  8. Michael Kolesik

    @felipe-11 BTW: Agreed about this sucking turtle balls

    3 years agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  9. Michael Kolesik

    @felipe-11 Aliens are more believable than mutants? Clarification, please.

    3 years agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  10. Replicant

    What the f*ck am I saying? Michael Bay is behind this, this is gonna suck turtle balls

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  11. Replicant

    The quote from Bleeding Cool makes it sound almost as if John Carter was the prime example of top notch marketing LOL

    Anyway, the alien stuff sounds OK to me, I not like their completely changing their origin or something, it's just slightly more believable. I'm sure they'll still look like turtles and act like their characters always have.

    3 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  12. ROFLitschristian

    Uhm, they didn't allow the word Princess in John Carter's title because he's not a princess?

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  13. BrandonHeat

    i really wish Micheal bay wasn't on this project at all. he needs to concentrate on making another bad boys 3, Independence day 2 or something else. the director who is doing G.I. Joe 2 would be much better.

    3 years agoby @brandonheatFlag

  14. MovieManiac

    @cupid - Why? A movie doesn't have to be R-Rated to be good.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  15. Ty Vanderdouche Rendfrey

    Are you kidding me. This is the DUMBEST idea ever. This is so stupid, why would they even use the tmnt if thrre gonna f*ck them up. Congrats Michael bay you f*cked up another good show. Woop dee do. Did you fools even think about the fans?

    3 years agoby @Ty-Vanderdouche-RendfreyFlag

  16. Robertswww

    The first paragraph says that the working title is "Ninja Turtles" and I'm fine with that.

    But we are asked what we think of "Adult Alien Ninja Turtles" which would definitely be one of the lamest titles of all-time.

    3 years agoby @robertswwwFlag

  17. Jay.A.Ottley

    @cupid WORD!!!

    And a cameo by Shia Lebeouf screaming OPTIMUSSSSSSS

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  18. Jay.A.Ottley


    Because everything that makes the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles what they are is being changed and alienated or deranged from its fanbase and that fanbase is what has made it so popular, its the characteristics that the turtles have that have made them the way they are, and they don't need changing.
    When you think Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you think of all those iconic attributes, that make the series and characters what they are.

    From the shredder, spllnter, the carefree daring and c*cky attitude of the turtles, the word Cowbunga and the addiction of pizza

    Its like grabbing Tom and Jerry and making Jerry a dog... does it grab your appeal, due to the drastic change?

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  19. CUPID

    I say f*ck the kids and make this sh*t an R rated alien ninja turtles movie :P

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  20. Space101

    And people are wondering why anyone is getting upset over this, well maybe because we were so attached to the TMNT that we dont need anything to change about it....this is going to another extrem out of the context...

    3 years agoby @space101Flag

  21. Space101

    Just the fact that Bay is on board is already a fail.

    3 years agoby @space101Flag

  22. Mka47

    michael bay is a f*cking joke

    3 years agoby @mka47Flag

  23. Dfella504

    im wit u manuelzinho....ninja turtles does get str8 nto da point, dam how long do u ppl want them to b teenagers?? its like da simpsons...bart still a fukn kid for 20 fukn yrs!

    3 years agoby @dfellaFlag

  24. RogueVadr6

    @ Transformers 1 was not great, it was just tolerable.

    3 years agoby @RogueVadr6Flag

  25. Manuelzinho

    And yes I said tweeting - I KNOW this isn't tweeter. Jackassess

    3 years agoby @mannishmanuFlag

  26. Manuelzinho

    Too many people again with their "opinions" - @moviemouse ur spot on dude - it's perfect name. Ninja turtles is straight to the point and easy. FFs people wait until u see more of it or ACTUALLY SEE the movie before you start tweeting ur s*

    3 years agoby @mannishmanuFlag

  27. moviemouse

    dont know why people are so pissied is a tweaked origin and title realy that bad? ninja turtles sounds fine to me its exactly what it is

    3 years agoby @moviemouseFlag

  28. Space101

    Not liking this at all...

    3 years agoby @space101Flag

  29. m2

    no,no & no.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

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