The marketing machine for the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot rolls on, with four posters hitting the web today. They’re simple and evocative; featuring the weapons that each reptilian ninja wields in the face of Shredder’s faceless onslaught. Those looking some super weird visual slash fic may want to move on, as I only used that headline as a means to lure in the bigger weirdos who read NB on a daily basis. I’m like the Chris Hansen of comic book movie news. Have a seat…and let’s talk about your bizarre need to see green martial arts experts violate each others’ orifices.
This week, one of the biggest geek stories has been the release of the first full-length look at the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. For whatever reason, thirty and forty-year-olds began weeping about the “molestation of their childhood” (Jesus guys…), while those of us who can recognize the detriments of over-indulging in nostalgia simply shrugged and went about our day. Ignoring the infallible maxim “don’t read the comments”, the screenwriter of the latest take on everybody’s favorite pizza-chomping reptilian ninjas is speaking out about Bay & Co.’s ”vision” for the upcoming film.
For the past year or more, fans of the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise have been on an emotional rollercoaster. The Michael Bay backed reboot of the Heroes In A Half Shell has been met with a range of emotions from cautious optimism to blind nerd rage (ok, it is mostly the latter.) With the first trailer hitting the Internet today we should finally have the final answer on what this new iteration of TMNT will be, right?
Well, Will Arnett (who plays the wise cracking camera man to Megan Fox‘s April O’Neil) stopped by the TODAY show to give us a first look at the movies trailer. Oh, and he brought them pizza because prop comedy is still a valid art form. (more…)
If there’s a more controversial movie coming out this year for the nerd set than the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you probably don’t want to know about it. And here’s something else you probably don’t want to know about, the trailer description for the new TMNT movie, AKA: “Bay-Turtles.” If you’re holding on for any hope that the stuff you’ve heard about the movie so far is a red herring, sorry, it might be worse than you think. The new trailer was screened at Cinema Con in Las Vegas, the annual convention of theater owners, and, well, no one was amused. (more…)
Joining Jeremy and Jason on this unearthed artifact is long time friend of people he’s known for a long time, Chris Cummins for a rousing hour of fart jokes, geekery and, nerd news from 8 days ago… because all of this stuff STILL MATTERS! (more…)
Welcome to another round of “WTF Has Michael Bay Done to My Childhood?” – AKA, some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot news. Earlier today, we sent out a relay on the new look that the Turtles themselves have. Now, we get a look at the chief baddie of the film, Shredder. Scroll down to check out the treatment he’s been given. (more…)
The Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman reboot of the much beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise for the bigscreen has long be a hot topic (and more often a nexus for nerd rage). Well, an image hit the ‘net earlier today that will only serve to fuel that. Reportedly a snap of the earlier rumored toys from the movie, one that also serves to reinforce that abysmal Halloween costume that leaked a few days back.
Ready to see the new look TMNT? (more…)
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…)
Starting the New Year off with some sad news, it’s been reported actor James Avery has died at the age of 68. He played Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and was the voice of Shredder and Splinter on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show (among many other credits).