Your favorite gang of “heroes in half-shells” from our childhood days are going back again into our hearts! “Nickelodeon Films” and Michael Bay’s “Platinum Dunes” gives you the reboot of “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (TMNT) in a new live-action new live action/CGI hybrid. It is set to arrive in the nearest theatres on August 8,2014.
Members of the ensemble cast include Megan Fox (Transformers, Jennifer’s Body), Will Arnett (30 Rock), Pete Ploszek (Shameless ) , Noel Fisher (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 ), Jeremy Howard (Sydney White), Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ), Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld), William Fichtner (The Lone Ranger) , Abby Elliot (Saturday Night Live) and award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg (The Color Purple, Ghost).
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans, Battle: Los Angeles), the upcoming live-action film is produced by Michael Bay (Transformers franchise), Bradley Fuller (The Amityville Horror, Friday the 13th), Andrew Form, Scott Mednick, Galen Walker, and Ian Bryce. It was adapted to film by Josh Appelbaun, Andre Nemec, and Evan Daugherty.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Film Synopsis:
The film is the latest live-action adaptation since the first three films debuted in the 1990’s. It is based on Peter Laird’s comic book characters.
New York City is in need of heroes when Shredder (William Fichtner) and his Foot Clan took over the city. Crimes are now rampant. The citizens are not safe anymore.
In a subway, budding TV reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) witnessed criminals getting beaten by turtle-looking hybrids. Her curiosity got the better of her and she started recording with her phone.
They are actually the crime-fighting team of mutant turtles named after Renaissance artists: Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and Alan Ritchson (Raphael).
Another scene shows glimpses of the creation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. April is seen talking with William Fichtner’s character. He actually worked for April’s father and also the man behind the mask of The Shedder.
The origins of our heroes are also getting an upgrade. This time, our heroes are created in a lab that specializes in fighting criminals. The first Turtles from the previous film versions were once ordinary turtles living in the sewer who got mutated through radioactive waste.
With the help of April and her wacky cameraman Vernon Fenwick, they try to put a stop to the crime-infested city before its too late.
Rotten Tomatoes reported that 96% or equivalent to 19,274 users wanted to see the movie on its August premiere.
It seems like Michael Bay and Megan Fox are already in good terms again. The director of Transformers recently announced in his official website/blog that they are bring back Fox “into the family.”
This is their closest reunion three years after Fox got booted from the third installment, Transformers” Dark of the Moon. She was replaced by Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
In an interview with GQ, Bay admitted that the negative comments reached even reached executive producer Steven Spielberg. Then, they decided to fire her immediately. On the other hand, he insisted that he wasn’t hurt with Fox’s comments because “he personally knew the real Megan.”
The TMNT reboot is Fox’s first comeback project after she gave birth to her second child with husband, Brian Austin Green. According to People, Bodhi Ransom Green, was born on February 11, 2015.
“”Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” hits theatres on August 8, 2014. For more news about upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).