Over the weekend, Michael Bay made some interesting comments about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot he is producing, saying that the turtles will have an all new alien origin.

Fans on this site and many others were quick to offer their displeasure regarding the producer's remarks. Michael Bay responded to the negative comments earlier today on his official website. Read his statement below.

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"Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.

- Michael"

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are working on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles screenplay, with Jonathan Liebesman being eyed to direct. A December 25, 2013 release date has been set by Paramount, but it is not known when production will begin on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.