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Turtle Toys Offer Hints About Bay’s ‘TMNT’ Movie

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Well, this may be some of the first good news to come out of the production of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and it comes from a blogger who received a report from a toy show that featured figures based on the brand new movie produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman. According to that report, the film, which is often maligned for one bizarre  rumor after the other, seems to have taken a somewhat more traditional tact with the design of the main characters. Now are you interested? (more…)

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The other day we got a look at the actors playing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all suited up in motion capture suits on set. Today there’s a video to go along with it. The TMNT foursome has been captured by Shredder’s Foot Clan, who are frog marching (I tried Turtle marching, but it just doesn’t have that same zing as Frog) them somewhere, most likely to face Shredder.

Jonathan Liebesman is directing the film, based on the comic book characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. Megan Fox stars as April O’Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick, Danny Woodburn as Master Splinter, and William Fightner, although not officially announced, is expected to play Shredder.

TMNT hits theater screens June 6th, 2014.

Via: GeekTyrant

Second ‘Wrath of the Titans’ Trailer Out

 

Jonathan Liebesman‘s Clash of the Titans sequel Wrath of the Titans is not holding back when it comes to creatures and mythical monsters. The second trailer is brimming over with them, it’s a veritable monster-mash. Throw in Sam Worthington’s new wild and woolly haircut and the heart of the Clash of the Titans Harry Hamlin’s 1980’s feel might be back. 

Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes reprise their roles as Zeus and Hades, adding Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike, both of whom get a couple good shots in this new trailer. Most of what this new look offers is monsters, monsters, and more monsters. Which is a major factor of what we really want and need from a movie like this. Check out the trailer below.

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It’s no secret that the nerdbastards crew hated, with a passion Louis Leterrier’s remake of Clash of the Titans. Not only did it butt fuck the original 80’s version but it completely raped the ideology of the mythology. It was an unbearable, soulless, disaster that perverts literature and the very idea of story telling. Regardless of how bad it was, it made a lot of money. And thus, where there is money there is the inevitable sequel.

Much to our dismay, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are in fact moving forward with a sequel to Clash of the Titans. The studio has hired director Jonathan Liebsman to develop the film. Liebsman’s work include films such as the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles, The Killing Room, and Darkness Falls. OK, not a bad director but still.

Scribing (that’s insider talk for writing a script) the film will “Greg Berlanti, one of the writers of Green Lantern, Dan Mazeau, who worked for Warners on The Flash and Jonny Quest, and David Leslie Johnson, writer of Red Riding Hood. Gee, not one, not two, but 3 writers? Anyone over at Warner Bros. hear the term “2’s company 3’s a crowd”? Given that not one of these guys has any previous solid writing cred it’s not hopeful that they will develop a good story and script. But, I could be wrong.

There is some slight good news. Warner Bros. wants to do a better job with the 3D this time around. They plan on shooting the film in 3d instead of converting it. Eh, at least that’s a plus, right?

What do you guys thing? Are you at all excited about this? Clearly, we are not. The studio dropped the ball with the first one and it’s unlikely they will redeem themselves with a second.

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