Producer Michael Bay has confirmed that the forthcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will indeed be called Ninja Turtles.
In a statement, the Transformers directors, who seemed on the defensive side after recent fanboy anger over changes to the origin story of the turtles, said Paramount was behind the decision.
“Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers,” he said.
“Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie. This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles.
They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE’S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN.”
Jonathan Liebesman will direct the new movie which will come out in December 2013.