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There are finally some first images coming from the set of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the logo and Megan Fox as April O’Neil. Not much going on so far, no sign of the turtles…yet. We can see the the logo for director Jonathan Liebesman’s remake, or is it reboot? Re-imagination? We will have to wait and see how this thing pans out, everyone have faith? Here is an image of Fox on a trampoline, likely some CGI/green screen going on.
The movie also stars Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, and Noel Fisher.
Ninja Turtles opens on June 6, 2014.
We have a new red-band trailer for director Michael Bay’s upcoming dark comedy Pain & Gain. So this is said to be based on a true story, keep that in mind as you watch.
The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong, obviously.
The film also stars Anthony Mackie, Rob Corddry, Ed Harris, and Tony Shalhoub.
Pain & Gain opens on April 26th.
The Internet said that Megan Fox and Michael Bay had a falling out during Transformers (she called him Hitler), but now it seems all is well between the two. Bay announced on his blog that Fox has been be cast in his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot simply titled Ninja Turtles.
“TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!”
Some sites are saying she will be playing intrepid reporter and good-natured friend to reptiles April O’Neil. I don’t see any confirmation on that so I’ll leave it for now. Casting is currently underway for unknowns to play the heroes in a half-shell, who will be motion capture animated in the live-action/CG hybrid picture due out in 2014.
I don’t know why I even had to tell you this was a Michael Bay movie, the trailer does it for me. It’s over the top and looks like a lot of fun…bizarre fun.
The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme that goes wrong.
These two sharing the same screen seems to work, there are some nice comedic moments here. The film was made on a budget of on $22 million, so it’s going to do very well me thinks. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
Anthony Mackie, Rob Corddry, Ed Harris, John Turturro, and Rebel Wilson also star.
Pain and Gain opens April 26, 2013.
As you may have read on CoF a few weeks ago, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, still just titled Ninja Turtles, has been pushed back from a Christmas 2013 release date to May 16, 2014. You may also know how I feel about the whole thing (I defend the project here).
MTV recently spoke with Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman to talk about the film and he does a good job at selling this thing.
“From what I’ve seen, it’s easily the best ‘Turtle’ movie yet. We’re talking ‘Raid: Redemption’-style fight scenes; we’re talking about epic ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ sort of effects.”
When asked about the delay:
“A lot of people are worried we pushed the release date from December to May, but the 30th anniversary of the ‘Turtles’ is in May, so it worked out perfectly.”
Well to be fair, I think people wanted to know what was wrong with the script that production had to be shut down for so long. Also, I feel really old now. He was asked his opinion on the changes being made to his creation:
“I know that Michael [Bay] and his group really like that and that Paramount was supportive of that, so I think that it’s great. I grew up reading ‘Captain America’ and ‘The Avengers’ and all that stuff, and over the course of the comic book history, since ‘Avengers’ has been around, how many times has it been reinvented, reformatted, restructured, replatformed?”
So there you have it, we get some Ninja Turtles in…2 years. It would have been nice to have a holiday release with the winter season taking place in the film. The Turtles could walk around in Gore-Tex jackets again [see].
A friend of mine was just talking to me about the Ninja Turtles reboot, we were rightfully defending it (check out: In Defense of: Michael Bay’s NINJA TURTLES). So it’s a shame that Paramount has shut down pre-production on the flick, while also pushing the release date from December 2013 to May 2014!
The Hollywood Reporter’s sources say the film has script problems, which is surprising since Kevin Eastman is one of the people working on the script and just so happens to be one of the original creators of the characters. Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) is directing the script by Eastman and Andre Nemec.
“[The studio is] temporarily laying off pre-production staff and informing those prepping the film that the work stoppage is ‘indefinite,’” say sources, who are expecting a 10-week delay.
Banner art via dawnoftheninjaturtles.
So here is what we know: Michael Bay and his team of remake artists at Platinum Dunes (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street) are behind the upcoming reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bay has since announced few details that have enraged many:
“When you see this movie, kids are going to believe, one day, that these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable.”
Thus, people acted accordingly:
Michael Bay then responded to the feedback on his official site with the following: