Speaking to ComingSoon, producer Michael Bay lets slip that he has a slightly different origin story in mind for the pizza-loving turtles who take their roots from the cult Eastman/Laird comic book:
“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.”
The movie is set for a Christmas Day 2013 release. Jonathan Liebesman directs with a script from Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and John Fusco.