The biggest name behind the reboot is director Michael Bay (Transformers). Internet rummors are that the new turtle movie will be a more grounded, gritty take on the characters. In this version aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptile warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world.
The origional was created in 1984, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" began as a parody comic book, but the parody soon grew in popularity and evolved into a hugely successful animated series, toy line, and three live-action feature films.
Word is that filming will start early fall in Vancouver. The movie is scheduled to hit theatres in December 2013.