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The city needs heroes, needs more ninja turtles

Following the highly successful $65 million opening and the massive hit that TMNT was able to achieve among movie-goers, the movie producers had announced that the much awaited movie sequel-for fans, at least-is set to premiere on June 3, 2016. Once again, the movie is going to be produced by Platinum Dunes along with screenwriters Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grossed $349,359,771 worldwide with a $185,000,000 budget.

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Total Cowabunga! Check out two new TV spots for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens on August 8.


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Check out new posters.


Check out the new trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Official TV Spot. The city needs heroes.


Check out four new teaser posters featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ weapons. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, TMNT opens in theatres on August 8.


Watch the first trailer to Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles.

Plot Summary: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

Release Date: August 8, 2014


Take a look at Megan Fox as the character April O’Neil, Channel 6 Newscaster on the set of producer Michael Bay’s reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Keep in mind that the actors playing the teenage mutant ninja turtles will do their acting through performance-capture technology.

Megan Fox – April O’Neil
Alan Ritchson – Raphael
Noel Fisher – Michelangelo
Pete Ploszek – Leonardo
Jeremy Howard – Donatello
Danny Woodburn – Splinter
William Fichtner – The Shredder
Whoopi Goldberg – Bernadette Thompson


Paramount Pictures’ and Michael Bay’s reboot of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film franchise has once again been pushed back. The film was once imagined as being released at the end of this year before being pushed to June 6th, 2014. The studio has now announced that the film will debut on August 8th, two months later. The reasoning was cited as competition during that period with other major films; however, it will now debut a mere week after Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy”.


Actors Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher and Pete Ploszek sported hi-tech motion capture suits and helmets as they filmed a battle scene on Friday for the Michael Bay-produced reboot.

The only details marking their individual characters were coloured armbands which matched their turtle’s mask.

The trio appeared to be filming a fight scene, transported in a van by foot soldiers with chains attached to their ankles and wrists.

The new scenes are a 21st century update on the three original films, released in 1990, 1991 and 1993 respectively.

For those movies, the actors wore special suits made of foam rubber latex created by The Jim Henson Creature Shop in London, with a lighter less detailed ensemble made for action and stunt scenes.

The Turtle’s faces were controlled by motorised cables, located in the creature’s shells.

Nowadays, using the latest technology, dots are placed on the actor’s face for computer animators to capture emotional nuances and complex movements.

According to website screenrant.com, the film aims to bring the Turtles to life using a mixture of real people and digital character, in a similar method to that used by Avatar and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Producer Michael Bay is confident that the new technology will pay off when the film is released next year.

‘When you see this movie, kids will believe one day that these turtles do exist, when we’re done’ he said.


Deadline reports veteran actor William Fichtner known by Prison Break tv show has joined the Michael Bay-produced reboot in an unnamed role described as “a lead with iconic stature in the Turtles’ mythology.” Considering that all of the other major characters have been cast, from the four title heroes to their mentor Splinter, who else can it possibly be other than their arch-enemy Shredder, leader of the Foot Clan?


You probably heard Michael Bay under fire for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. The new incarnation directed by Jonathan Liebesman will utilise both CGI and live action, using performance capture to bring the crime-fighters to life, in a similar vein to James Cameron’s Avatar.

The new version of Ninja Turtles will portray the creatures as aliens from outer space

Aliens? Seriously? But let’s not get into that again right now, let’s sum up.

  • Release date has only been moved from December 2013 to June 6, 2014 in order to get the screenplay up to shape
  • The title has been shortened to Ninja Turtles
  • Megan Fox will be playing April O’Neil
  • Alan Ritchson is Raphael
  • Pete Ploszek is Leonardo
  • Jeremy Howard is Donatello
  • Noel Fisher is Michelangelo
  • Will Arnett has signed on to star
  • Shredder will be picked soon

Storyline: Aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptile warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world.

Here is what involved people are saying:

“Kids are going to believe, one day, that these turtles do exist, when we are done with this movie,” said Bay. “These Turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable.”

“Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.”

“TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!”

Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, recently told MTV: “From what I’ve seen, it’s easily the best Turtle movie yet, we’re talking Raid: Redemption-style fight scenes; we’re talking about epic Rise of the Planet of the Apes sort of effects.”

If everything will go right and Michael will get a good script it will be an one hell of a movie with a lot of special effects and stunts.

Jonathan Eusebio from 87 Eleven serves as a fight coordinator. He previously worked on The Wolverine, The Bourne Legacy, Haywire, Conan the Barbarian, The Avengers, Nikita TV series, The Expendables, Ninja Assassin, Never Back Down, The Twilight Saga and other blockbusters.

Larnell Stovall from the same team, so I sure we will see well coordinated and tough fights… hope without shaking camera.

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