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 Ritchsonas 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.
In a move that might just be the first intelligent act in Micheal Bay‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Reboot, the powers that be have moved the release date for the much maligned movie back a month.Let’s take a quick recap.
Micheal Bay announces his intention to reboot the TMNT franchise with turtles that are neither turtles nor teenagers, fans explode the Internet. One of the creators of TMNT steps up and defends the script and Bay’s intentions, fans explode the Internet. The script is then retooled, fans sharpen pitchforks and gather torches. Megan Foxx is cast as April, fans explode the Internet with one hand while fapping with the other.
OK, now you’re up to speed on the horrific story that is Micheal Bay’s TMNT. One might wonder why the production team would suddenly move the release date back a month after holding that release date since June 2012? Most likely it’s because of another green skinned reptile, Godzilla. Why should Godzilla scare the TMNT team? Could it be that fan favorite and incredibly talented Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead, Shawshank Redemption) is one of the script writers, maybe it’s the already fantastic actors cast, Brian Cranston (Breaking Bad) , Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass, Savages), Elizabeth Olsen (Red Lights)?
What do you think? Are you planning to give Micheal Bay’s TMNT movie a chance? I’m betting on a quick trip to the $5 DVD bin at your local Walmart.