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Paramount Pictures has changed the release date of the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from June 6, 2014 to August 8 2014. Not a big change but it’s going to miss that lucrative Summer spot. Deadline reports that it’s because Bay’s Transformers 4 comes out on June 27 — though that date will also likely change to June 25, as it’s tradition with Bay films to open on the Wednesday of that week.
It’s going to be a very merchandise-crazy summer with those movies coming out; parents beware.
Director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is in pre-production on Jurassic Park IV, this past week he took some time to speak to some fans of the franchise over the phone. You can listen to the full conversation on YouTube; here are some notable quotes from the conversation.
“It’s important to make a movie for the fans, but I also have to remember that there’s a lot of people who couldn’t care less, and need for me to make a solid case for why the hell there’s a Jurassic Park IV in the first place.”
“The question we’ve been asking ourselves is why is this movie? How can we move the story forward without losing what people love about this thing?”
“This is not a paycheck gig for me. And it’s not the movie that I’m making so that I can make the movies that I really want to make. I actually want to make a kick-ass Jurassic Park movie. “
“We’re thinking about each of these dinosaurs as characters. Not just in the context of the story, but in the context of history, and movie history, and the way that all people who love dinosaurs think about them. I think my favourite thing that I get to do is to sit down and go through the final designs for how each of these dinosaurs are going to look.”
“For me it’s not about scale. It’s really about whether you have characters that you want to share that adventure with. That’s what Star Wars had and what Goonies had and Jurassic Park definitely had it. I was a little older when I saw Jurassic Park – I was about 15 or 16, but I wanted to be there with those people no matter how big it got. That was our goal with Safety Not Guaranteed, and that’s definitely our goal with Jurassic Park IV.”
Jurassic Park IV is due to hit screens in the summer of 2015.
The Jonathan Liebesman’s directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has my full support, I will wait to see what they do before I say whether I like it or not. Alas, they are making it very easy for the Internet kids to have something to shout about.
Speaking to Huffpost TV Canada, William Fichtner said, “I play Shredder. It is cool. It’s one of those things that came along where I thought, ‘Really? Let me think about this for a minute.’ [Laughs] Then I was like, ‘Yeah, OK, this sounds like a journey.’ I’m very glad that it worked out, I’m really glad that I’m doing it.”
So, as we know from life (Wiki): The Shredder (Oroku Saki) is the primary villain and antagonist of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles “comics and all related media” Saki is a muscular Japanese man, most frequently seen in the Shredder persona, wearing a suit of armor vaguely based on that of a samurai, sometimes with a cape.
So basically…all Japanese actors are really busy these days.
Produced by Michael Bay, the film also stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett. Check out all of our news here, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens June 6, 2014.
Deadline reports that Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) has been cast as Master Splinter in live-action/CG reboot Ninja Turtles. I can’t wait to see what the Turles will look like with the motion capture, but this is really an interesting casting choice.
The film is set for release on June 6, 2014.
Deadline reports that the rest of the Ninja Turtles have been cast; over the weekend we told you Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is set to play Raphael. We now know that Pete Ploszek (Parks and Recreation) will play Leonardo, Jeremy Howard (Breaking Bad) will play Donatello and Noel Fisher (Shameless) will play Michelangelo. Did we mention Megan Fox was playing April O’Neill.
Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) will be directing the film that will take a less costume approach and use motion capture technology (Avatar). Who do you think will play Shredder or Splinter?
Ninja Turtles come out of their shells June 6, 2014.
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- Insidious Chapter 2 will be hitting theaters on August 30, cast returns. [collider]
- Smurfs 2 teaser trailer and synopsis. [youtube]
- Motion poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. [comingsoon]
- The first poster for Evil Dead revealed. [image]
- Ryan Gosling in new Only God Forgives art. [image]
- George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy talk Star Wars: Episode VII. [youtube]
- Jack Reacher has two TV spots with Tom Cruise. [One, Two]
- TMNT co-creator says new film will be “Fantastic”. [nbc]
- New trailer for Epic featuring the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, and Christoph Waltz. [youtube]
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].
Will this be enough to offset the disappointment that came this week when Paramount announced a major delay with the Ninja Turtles reboot? Your kids will let you know. There is a nice shot of Shredder here, who looks more ‘super’ than ever before. The 3D animated TMNT will premier this fall. What do you think?
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:
A few things have happened in the last few days concerning our beloved TMNT, one of which brings us to this story. Just a few days ago we told you the release date and now over the weekend Michael Bay was quoted talking about his company Platinum Dunes’ upcoming live-action adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
He said: “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.”
Right away you can probably guess why fans and even casual movie-goers are upset. You’re thinking “that’s not my turtles” or “another alien movie?” You’re not alone.
Michael Bay has now responded to the feedback on his official site with the following: “Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.”
If you’re going to ask me my opinion on this, here it is: we had a dark and edgy version of TMNT in 1990 and it’s one of my favorite movies. I don’t need a remake, but it would be nice to see a true adaption of the comics I’ve heard so much about (bloody violence). I really thought for a moment some studio out there would take a chance on that, but there are not a lot of toys to be sold with something like that now is there? Yes, it’s all about money, hard to believe I know.
They are going to go a different way and I’m really not interested, so back to the dreaming board.
FYI: In the 1984 comics, the Turtles used their weapons for real (by actually stabbing people), and they kill their arch-nemesis, Shredder, in the first couple of issues. They also drank and swore.
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