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Evan Agostini, Associated Press

The Dish: Alienating the faithful

  • Article by: CYNTHIA DICKISON
  • Star Tribune
  • March 24, 2012 - 6:35 PM

Michael Bay to (still) obsessed fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Relax. The fan base is in an outrage with the news that Bay plans to reboot the franchise with a new back story: that the four crime-fighting amphibians are actually aliens. Bay explains: "We are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world. ... These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable." And that's different, how?

The final reel

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up for the fifth time for "The Wolf of Wall Street." ... Is the third title the charm for Woody Allen's next movie (opening June 22)? It'll now be called "To Rome With Love," which replaces "Nero Fiddled," which replaced "The Bop Decameron." ... Thomas Horn ("Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close") has two projects coming up: the space-camp themed "Space Warriors" and "Joe's Mountain," alongside Kris Kristofferson. ... Paul Rudd is in talks to join Tina Fey for the college-set comedy "Admission."

CYNTHIA DICKISON

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