After much internal struggle, I have decided to come clean with all of our loyal Nerd Readers. We here at Nerd Bastards are secretly aligned with Michael Bay and have dedicated our souls to helping him destroy both your mind and childhood via spreading the disease that is the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. In what we and Bay refer to as “Stage 4”, we’re circulating some more TMNT set pics. This time around, you can see the actors who play the titular turtles all gussied up in their motion-capture suits, along with what appear to be a few of Shredder’s Foot Soldiers. Check it all out below.
And now, you will forget everything I have said while still retaining those images in your mind. Continue your life as normal and don’t forget to buy tickets to Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when it arrives on June 6th, 2014.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.
A yellow jacket, that is. And the lack of April O’Neil in yellow wasn’t the biggest complaint we heard yesterday when we saw the first images of Megan Fox filming for The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That honor goes to the fact it’s Megan Fox AS April O’Neil, followed by her not being a red head/them choosing not to make her a red head.
What will we find to complain about today? Somehow, I feel confidant just the fact it’s Megan Fox will get most of the ire, but maybe some of you are disappointed they’re going with a jacket over the whole yellow jumpsuit.
Personally, my feelings about Fox being cast as O’Neil aside, the jacket’s a good choice. It’s exactly the kind of nod to her most iconic outfit fans appreciate without having to see a movie where the starring actress is wearing, basically, a hazmat suit.
The film’s logo has also been revealed via a snapshot of one of the one set chairs, and it confirms the title will indeed be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Emphasis on the turtles.
What do you think of the logo? Kind of a generic, reptilian look, isn’t it?
Sources: Nuke the Fridge via CBM, /Film
No, no yellow jumpsuit, but here’s hoping we’ll see her don April O’Neil’s iconic outfit at some point in the film. From these pictures, courtesy of Screen Crush, there’s not really a whole lot we can learn. It’s Megan Fox, so check one for pretty girl, and she’s dressed for an exercise segment she’s filming for Channel 6 news.
Any thoughts? Other than how much you like Fox in her tight fitting exercise outfit?
Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to open June 6, 2014.
I do not believe in Michael Bay’s Transformers. Like many of you, I consider the franchise a bastardization of our beloved robots in disguise. The Bayformers series has offered nothing but an unnecessary amount violence, racism and sex. I do not care for any more films. But… they’re happening anyway. Transformers 4 is rolling out…
As I said, I did not care for the first three Transformers movies. However, I do like Kelsey Grammer, so I’m torn. Oh, wait. Sorry, I forgot to mention… Sideshow Bob has just been cast as the lead (human) villain. According to Deadline, Grammer will play Harold Attinger, an evil counter intelligence agent. He’ll join fellow cast members Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci as well as a few unknowns.
Honestly, who doesn’t like Kelsey Grammer? This is Frasier we’re talking about! And, he was the best part of all of X3, but that’s not saying much.
Even with the awesomeness of this casting followed by the surprise of Pain and Gain (Bay finally did something right!) I cannot get excited for another Transformers movie. I just can’t.
The film is schedueld for release June 27, 2014 [Deadline]
Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain made about $20 million over the weekend, which isn’t exactly Transformers money. But Transformers 4 is next on Bay’s to do list, and it will star his Pain & Gain leading man Mark Wahlberg, but was Marky-Mark the first choice for the fighting robots sequel? Any innocent question posed to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Twitter seems to indicate the answer is no.
Naturally, Johnson is a good choice to take over your franchise, he’s been drafted three times to play that part already. As to the logistics, maybe Johnson was too busy to play in Transformers 4, or maybe he scratched his 80s toyline based movie itch with G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Of course, it doesn’t say a lot for Wahlberg if Bay just need some muscle-bound leading man type to fill Shia LaBeouf‘s shoes in the next Transformers movie, but it will be interesting to see what Bay comes up with.
Because you’re all out there eagerly awaiting any and all news regarding the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers 4 flicks, we here at the Nerd Bastards have tuned our mental powers into the network. Today, we bring you a few more quotes from the mouth of childhood-wrecker Michael Bay. He speaks a little bit on some changes and un-changes with the upcoming films.
Concerning the mutant-ness of the turtles in the TMNT reboot:
There was that quote saying that we’re making [the Ninja Turtles as] aliens. We’re not. It’s the ooze! It’s from the original source material. These are from the original writers, and I never went out to correct myself in the press. I do listen to the fans and I do want this to be authentic. I think they’re going to be really happy with this movie. When I see the digital stuff, the turtles look great.
Well, at least that’s a relief. But you still have Megan Fox playing April, you turd, and that may be a sin that is unforgivable.
And he had this to say about how he wasn’t satisfied by the way our beloved Transformers looked and so decided to play God:
You know there are a couple of historians of Transformers. I would do my designs of the robots and they’re like, ‘What if you just add a little bit more ears to Optimus?’ But they’re really hands off. We’ve redesigned them in ‘Transformers 4,’ and there’s some really cool s-t in it. I’m literally redesigning every character, top to bottom. There’s a reason why they’re redesigned, but it’s also to keep it new and fresh to me. I think the fans will appreciate some of this new stuff we have in the movie and some of the new characters.
Well, plus 3 points to your geek-karma for the turtles and minus 20 for pimping the robots. Still not good enough, Bay!
If you really must see them, look for TMNT to release on June 6th, 2014 and Transformers 4 shortly after that on June 27th.
Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.
Yesterday, via an article from from the Miami Herald, the proverbial bomb was dropped that Michael Bay was apologetic for the arguably appalling Armageddon (alliteration!) Well as it turns out he was taken out of context and apologizing is for pussies. Bay took to his official websites official forum to make an official statement. Officially:
One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning. I’m not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career, a film called Armageddon. On the red carpet for Pain & Gain some reporters asked me what are you apologizing for, and I said what on earth are you talking about?
What I clearly said to the reporter, is I wish I had more time to edit the film, specifcally the the third act. He asked me in effect what would you change if you could in your movies if you could go back. I said, I wish we had a few more weeks in the edit room on Armageddon. And still today Armageddon, is still one of the most shown movies on cable TV. And yes, I’m proud of the movie. Enough said.
So it was the editing after all? Shame on you Miami Herald reporter who’s name I am to lazy to check the backlink for. Shame for your taking of an obvious link-bait quote like that and letting it run like wildfire across the internet, boosting traffic for yourself and nerd blogs everywhere. Shame.
Now go wash Michael Bay’s Ferrari.
Michael Bay may be one of the hottest directors in the industry right now, a distinction that he’s held for many years, but many see the work he puts together as little more than high-value versions of the typical Hollywood mediocrity. Whether you’re a Bay fan or otherwise, there’s probably something he’s done that you paid for and now wish you had your money (and brain cells) back. Bay appears to be acknowledging this at least a bit, as he’s come forward to make an official apology. It’s not for the Transformers franchise, however, nor is it for the upcoming TMNT reboot. Instead, he’s saying sorry for an oldie that most people enjoyed – the 1998 meteor disaster flick Armageddon.
To put it in Bay’s own words:
I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked ‘What do you do when you’re doing all the effects yourself?’ But the movie did fine.
Now, if we could only get Bay to apologize for entering the field of filmmaking in general…
Thanks to CinemaBlend for the heads-up.
This week on The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy talk about a nightmare Justice League cast, why Smurfs hate Jamie Foxx, why Guillermo del Toro (like many others) hates Michael Bay, why everybody hates Gwyneth Paltrow, and how a bunch of toys that were designed in 1979, might be the key to solving all the lingering questions from Prometheus.
Also on the show: The boys investigate what both G-Pal (we call her G-Pal now) and Iron Man smell like, what it would be like if Arnold Schwarzenegger replaced Kelly LeBrock in the Weird Science remake, how Porn Inspector would look on a resume, and why Patton Oswalt, the guy from Monk, and Superman are freaking awesome, and possibly the same person (bum! Bum!! BUM!!!).
If that gets your blood pumping, don’t miss Jeremy traumatizing his son, and Jason calling for hand job flavored cough medicine before raging about his uncapitalized upon rumble pack masturbatory aide invention and the magical vibrating underthings that are swooping in to capitalize on that market. ‘
All that and unicorn recipes that will make your head spin, on The Bastardcast.
The Bastardcast: Your mother’s dirty secret.
It’s only been a bee in our bonnet for, like, ever, but apparently, someone working on the new film version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has seen the light.
News out of CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week seems to indicate that the powers that be at the studio Paramount, or Michael Bay, or director Jonathan Liebesman have learned their lesson. Paramount debuted a new logo for the movie formally known as Ninja Turtles, and it read, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Hallelujah. The lack of “Teenage” and “Mutant” in the title reinforced both the rumor, and the information culled from the allegedly leaked script of the project, that the Turtles were going to be alien in the flick, and not teenage mutant Earth turtles who learned the martial arts skills from a mutant rat. There’s been a lot of discussion about how awesome/terrible this was going to be depending on the point of view of who is being talked to, but the scale definitely tipped on the side of terrible.
So is this a surprising development? Well, a cast member of the new film said last week that fans shouldn’t believe everything they’ve read on internet, but has that turned out to be the case here? Or maybe the producers heard the screaming and yelling, and decided to clear the table.
What do you think, Bastards? Excited about the film now, or are you still dubious?