Showing posts with label live action movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label live action movies. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TMNT 2014 Teaser Posters Released




Paramount has released the first official teaser posters for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Each of the four posters features the hand of one of the Turtles holding his signature weapon. The posters also confirm the August 8 release date.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TMNT Movie Trailer Previewed, Will be Online Thursday




Paramount has previewed the first teaser trailer for the upcoming TMNT movie (now officially titled "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in the featured logos) at CinemaCon, a trade show in Las Vegas for theater owners. Among those in attendance were several representatives from various entertainment websites, who have posted descriptions of what they saw.

According to these descriptions, the trailer is voiced over by Shredder (William Fichtner), who tells April that he has worked with her father to create the Turtles. And thus, the tagline given is "Heroes Are Not Born - They're Created."

The other big reveal is the Turtles themselves. Although we've seen posters and toys and (creepy) Halloween costumes, we still haven't seen the fully CGI-rendered, moving Turtles as they will actually appear in the movie. However, we DO see them in this trailer. Unfortunately, reactions to how the Turtles do actually look haven't exactly been positive...

Meredith Woerner from ion.com writes:
The best way to describe the look of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is giant, galumping, green babies. Like the baby masks that costume shops sell on Halloween, only as turtles. Similar to these babies below — but with Voldemort's nose and very, very childlike eyes. It's very jarring, but kind of what we expected.
Although filming of the trailer was obviously not allowed, this still of Megan Fox (April O'Neil) and Will Arnett (Vernon Fenwick) from the movie was shown and allowed to be photographed.

Read all of the descriptions for more details:

For those of us not at CinemaCon, word is that the trailer will hit online sometime Thursday morning. And then you can catch it on the big screen before Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

So, how bad does this seem to you? Or are you excited?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Ninja Turtles" Trailer Set for April 4 with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"



Producer Galen Walker has announced via Facebook that the first trailer for "Ninja Turtles" will be tied to the upcoming film, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which is due in theaters April 4.

Chances are that the trailer will debut online the same week, and then once it's out there the marketing machine for the movie should be in motion.

"Ninja Turtles" is scheduled to hit theaters on August 8, 2014.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Playmates 1990 TMNT Movie Classic Figures



Last year at Comic-Con, Playmates impressed the crowd with a slide showcasing an upcoming line of classic figures based on the first TMNT movie. Now at Toy Fair we're getting a better look at all four Turtles in this line.

Unfortunately, the mass production version of these figures seem to have lost a lot of the awe that the prototype shown in the early pictures elicited. These figures are in the same 6" scale as the classic cartoon Turtles from Playmates and are expected to hit shelves in the Fall.




Note to Playmates: Movie Mike never had chucks with chains.

You can get more photos of these figures over at ToyArk.com.

There is a lot more news coming out of Toy Fair, but my current schedule is probably only going to let me update you with one piece a day. If you haven't already hunted down everything else, just hang tight and you can look forward to Turtle tie bits all week!

Friday, January 31, 2014

A Real Look at the 2014 TMNT Movie Toys





And here it is - finally, our first real picture of the 2014 "Ninja Turtles" movie toys! Here we see Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo. This picture is via Stoer Magazine at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. These are apparently the 12" scale figures.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

First "Ninja Turtles" 2014 Movie Poster



This poster for the upcoming "Ninja Turtles" movie has been spotted in the wild. In the poster we can see yet more details of the individual look for each Turtle. The poster also retains the logo from a very early teaser poster spotted last year.

A version of this photo was first spotted on Instagram, with a member of the Technodrome forums finding the clearer shot seen to the left. This is part of a display at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

First Look at "Ninja Turtles" 2014 Shredder



Technodrome forum user RaphTMNT has posted the image to the left showing the design for Shredder in the upcoming movie. I can confirm these images to not be fake. In them, we can see Shredder sporting extreme-metal, samurai-inspired armor. Definitely not someone you want to run into!  

UPDATE: Alas, I've had to remove the pictures due to a request from Paramount.

Another First Look at 2014 Movie Turtles




Today, ComicVine published a photo of some reference figures of the 2014 movie Turtles. These are not action figure toys, but rather they are sculpts that were used for visual reference on set, as well as for CGI animation purposes. And I can confirm that this is not a fake.

In the picture above, you can see Michelangelo is styled the same as we saw him in the recent Halloween costume photo. Raphael and Donatello and also sporting unique looks. A picture showing more detail of Leonardo (right) has also been posted online by Technodrome forum member RaphTMNT. This picture gives us a better idea of what to expect the Turtles to look like in the finished movie.

And here's a better look at the Donatello reference figure, posted by Technodrome forum user Donnie.

 
UPDATE: Alas, I've had to remove the images due to a request from Paramount.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

First (Sort Of) Image of 2014 Movie Turtles



It's not a very good sign that less than eight months out from the release of the movie (due August 8 - still my birthday!) Paramount still hasn't released even the smallest teaser for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. However, with all the product tie-ins in development getting ready to be solicited to buyers and distributors, images and information are going to start leaking.

A few weeks ago we had a description of what the new action figures would look like, and now we have an actual image of one of the Halloween costumes. And I can confirm that this image is real, NOT fake.

Obviously, like most Halloween costumes, the quality is pretty low, but it does give us a good idea of what we can expect the full CGI Turtles to look like. Basically, a (kinda creepy) human head design with an assortment of clothing, which will be different for each Turtle.

With Toy Fair next month, we will soon be seeing plenty of pictures of the new toys, which will give us an even better idea of what to expect. Heck, maybe one of these days we'll actually get a trailer!

Source: teenagemutantninjaturtles.com

Friday, January 3, 2014

An Almost Look at "Ninja Turtles" Movie Action Figures




Happy New Year! 2014 has arrived, and it's looking to be a big year for the TMNT. The biggest event, of course, will be the release of the new live action movie, currently scheduled for August 8 (still my birthday). Although we have yet to be shown what the Turtles will look like in their CGI forms, toys for the movie have been in development for awhile. And now is beginning the season of Toy Fair season.

At one such Toy Fair in Russia, some lucky individuals were able to get a glimpse at these new figures. Unfortunately, pictures were not allowed. However, one person put together a fairly detailed report of what he saw.

Read the full report.

Amongst the figures on display were the four Turtles, Splinter, April, Shredder, and a Foot Soldier.

The Turtles are noted to each have different physiques and different clothing. The designs are described as being "traditional," whatever that might mean.

Splinter has more of a "Fu Manchu" vibe going on.

April is dressed like we saw Megan Fox dressed in the many set pictures taken during filming last summer. However, the figure apparently doesn't look much like her.

Shredder is described has having an abundance of pointy edges poking out of him everywhere.

The Foot Soldiers mimic the guys in drab that were also seen on set.

Again, you'll want to read the full report to get the best feel. More toy shows will be taking place in the next couple of months, including Toy Fair in New York. If we don't see the action figures ourselves sooner, we definitely will then.

Like all other TMNT action figures ever, these are being made by Playmates Toys.

Friday, August 16, 2013

"Ninja Turtles" Release Date Moved to August 8, 2014




Deadline.com reports that the release date for next year's "Ninja Turtles" movie has been moved back from June 14, 2014, to August 8, 2014. The given likely reason is to put more space between it and Transformers 4, another Paramount production, which is slated for June 27, 2014.
Both of these have involved campaigns and a big merchandising component, and it was thought the studio would be better off spacing the two toy-tied films further apart than the 19 days it was looking at in the original scheduling configuration. Of course, this puts TMNT just one week away from Marvel Studio’s next superhero franchise launch Guardians Of The Galaxy, which opens August 1.
And yes, if you were paying attention last week, you'll recall that August 8 is my birthday! Woohoo!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Kevin Eastman to Have Cameo in "Ninja Turtles" Film



TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman last week posted to Facebook the news that he was in New York to shoot a cameo in the new "Ninja Turtles" movie coming out next year. No details on what the role might be, but he also shared this photo of his fiancĂ©, Courtney, on set.
A sticker on the back of the truck in the photo says, "Give Blood, Play Hockey." Casey's? It also has New Jersey plates. But I might just be looking for something where there's nothing.

There has been no word on whether or not co-creator Peter Laird will also have a cameo.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

First "Ninja Turtles" 2014 Poster Revealed



There's been a bit of debate about whether next year's new TMNT movie is still titled "Ninja Turtles," as was originally announced, or if the title has been changed to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Director's chairs on-set have the full title. Now, at the licensing expo currently happening in Las Vegas, Paramount is displaying a simple text-only poster with the "Ninja Turtles" title.

With any luck we'll get some concrete information at Comic-Con in San Diego next month.

On-Set Director's Chair

Friday, May 10, 2013

First Look at the Motion Capture Turtles




Filming is definitely in full gear for next year's new TMNT movie, with new photos from the streets of New York City hitting the Internet every day this week. Yesterday saw our first glimpse at the actors inside the motion capture suits for the Turtles. Let's take a look... (beware potential spoilers)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Will Arnett Playing Vernon Fenwick in "Ninja Turtles"



More pictures from the filming of "Ninja Turtles" in New York City have hit the Internet, and this time we get our first look at Will Arnett. The original announcement of Arnett's casting did not include the role he would be playing, but now we know! Arnett was spotted wearing a press badge similar to the one Megan Fox was spotted wearing over the weekend. A closeup of the badge reveals that he is playing Vernon Fenwick. Of course, Vernon Fenwick was the obnoxious Channel 6 camera man in the original TMNT cartoon.

Megan Fox was also on set with Arnett, where she had a reporter's microphone in hand while on a trampoline.

See more photos from PerezHilton.com and SuperHeroHype.com.

"Ninja Turtles" is scheduled to hit theaters June 14, 2014.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Megan Fox as April O'Neil Spotted in NYC



Over the weekend Megan Fox was spotted in New York City in what is presumed to be her April O'Neil costume as filming for next year's "Ninja Turtles" film continues.

In the picture on the right, Fox is wearing a badge that appears to read "April O'Neil" and could be a press badge for her character.

See more pictures from Just Jared and Celebuzz.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Danny Woodburn Cast as Splinter in "Ninja Turtles"



With filming already underway in New York, we finally have a name attached to the role of Splinter in the upcoming "Ninja Turtles" film.

Deadline.com reports that Danny Woodburn, perhaps best-known for his recurring role on Seinfeld, has been cast as the Turtles ninja master.

At 4' tall, Woodburn's height provides some insight on the character design for Splinter. Although in the latest TMNT cartoon series on Nickelodeon Splinter is comparatively tall, in previous incarnations he has been consistently shorter than the Turtles.

If you have any casting or filming tips regarding the movie, please share them via e-mail! Anonymity will be respected and maintained.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Will Arnett to Play Unknown "Ninja Turtles" Role



The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Will Arnett has joined the cast of Ninja Turtles, which is due to begin principal photography in New York within the next couple of weeks.
Arnett’s role is being kept secret, though still uncast from the Ninja Turtles mythology are Splinter, the turtles' sensei rat, and the villainous and masked Shredder. Arnett is not playing the turtles' human friend Casey, another role that has yet to be cast.
Arnett joins Megan Fox (April O'Neil), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), and Noel Fisher (Michelangelo).

The film is scheduled to be released June 6, 2014.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Turtles in "Ninja Turtles" Get Named



Just days after the revelation that Alan Ritchson will be playing Raphael in next year's Ninja Turtles movie, Deadline.com has announced the actors who will be playing the remaining three Turtles. According to their sources, Pete Ploszek will play Leonardo, Jeremy Howard will play Donatello, and Noel Fisher will play Michelangelo.

More casting announcements are sure to be announced shortly, with Shredder, Splinter, and Casey Jones being the (likely) remaining lead roles.