Although Peter Laird was unenthusiastic at best about Michael Bay's "Ninja Turtles as aliens" proposal, his TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman has been filled in on the plot of the upcoming live-action Turtles film and he is thrilled about the new direction.
In a post on his Facebook page, Eastman wrote:
I had been invited to check out the TMNT film development by my friend Scott Mednick over the years, and a while back had a full look behind the curtian at what writers Appelbaum and Nemec, director Liebesman, and producer Bay are doing--and trust me--it IS AWESOME. I'm officially on board, and will share more as I'm allowed... thanks all!
Whether the endorsement of one of the Turtles co-creators will be enough to convince irate fans to welcome our new alien turtle overlords remains to be seen.