As you probably know, Michael Bay, AKA the director with the affinity for over-the-top CGI explosions and lingerie models, is producing the new re-boot of the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise. Things have been pretty quiet on the news front since the whole aliens fiasco, so this leaked image of what is purported to be an upcoming children’s costume of Michelangelo is our only idea of what the new turtles might actually look like. It’s pretty horrible.
Granted, it’s a bit unfair to judge the turtles we’ll see on film based on this, but a few details can be gleaned. It looks like Bay is going for a “grittier” vibe for his turtles, as they seem to be wearing bandages, and there are some curious accessories like torn pants, a sweater, sunglasses and a backpack. Maybe the new Turtles can store stuff in their shells. Guess that might come in handy. They also seem to have lips. LIPS people!