It has been an up and down week for fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. First, it was announced that Michael Bay would be changing the characters into aliens for the upcoming movie reboot, which sparked some outrage across the internet. Now, the director of the movie, Jonathan Liebesman, revealed some details about the new movie that actually sound pretty positive. 

In an interview with Cinema Blend, Liebesman talked about the movie's revamped origin: "I don’t know yet because I’m sitting in a room with Kevin Eastman who co-created it and we’re busy working on it. But if you were a fan, you’ll love it and if you’re a new fan, you’ll love it, too, but anything new or expanding the universe is all coming from Kevin and is true to the mythology and will tie in with the mythology and people can rest assured their childhoods are safe.”

Having Turtles creator Kevin Eastman involved and excited about the project should certainly be a good sign for the movie, even though he was probably cut a pretty sizable check for his participation. But what really excites us is what Liebesman said about the look of the Turtles themselves.  

“I think for turtles you’d look at Rise of the Planet of the Apes, you know, that kind of stuff.”

That one statement changes the entire outlook for the movie. The special effects from Rise of the Planet of the Apes were easily the best part of an already solid movie, and if Liebesman can bring that type of quality to the Turtles, then maybe we can look past the alien origins. If anything, it's a step in the right direction.

We're calling it right now: Andy Serkis should play all four turtles.

[via Cinema Blend