Showing posts with label paramount. Show all posts
Showing posts with label paramount. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Ninja Turtles 2" Set Pictures Reveal Costumes and Cast



Shortly after the announcement that Stephen Amell will be playing the role of Casey Jones in the TMNT movie sequel, Half Shell, amateur set pictures popped up online of Amell filming in his Casey Jones costume. This prompted Paramount/Nickelodeon to release an official picture of Amell.


You have to do a bit of squinting, but you can read the name "EASTMAN" on the hockey stick he's holding.

Also spotted recently was the one-and-only Judith Hoag, shooting street scenes with Megan Fox (April O'Neil) and Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick). Of course, Hoag was the original April O'Neil in the first TMNT movie from 1990. Although she declined working in the sequels to that film, she remains for many the definitive April O'Neil. While her role in the new movie isn't known, it is definitely a nice acknowledgment to the past.


Pictures courtesy ComingSoon.net.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More Casting News for "Ninja Turtles 2"



Two more keys roles have been cast in the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2." Reports state that Tyler Perry will be playing scientist Baxter Stockman, while Brian Tee has been cast as Shredder.

Tyler Perry
Brian Tee

Brian Tee replaces Tohoru Masamune, who was cast as Shredder for reshoots on the 2014 film when it was determined necessary to change the story, which originally had William Ficthner's Eric Sacks character playing the role of Shredder.

While Tyler Perry is perhaps most known for a long list of comedic movies that include his name in the title, he has also played a number of dramatic roles, most recently in last year's "Gone Girl."

Monday, April 27, 2015

Michael Bay Tweets Photos of New "Ninja Turtles" Vehicles



This weekend, Michael Bay tweeted some photos of "Just some stuff I found..." While no further information was provided, the pictures are assumed to be vehicles from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2," which is in the beginning phases of production.



Two of the pictures detail a garbage truck with the words "Tartaruga Brothers" painted on the side, which is quite obviously from TMNT. "Tartaruga" is the Italian word for "Turtle."


In the 4Kids TMNT cartoon series, the Turtles utilized a moving truck labeled "Tortuga Brothers Moving." "Tortuga" is the Spanish word for "Turtle."

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Stephen Amell Cast as Casey Jones in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2"




Right on the heels of the first filming report, we're now getting some casting news for the upcoming sequel to last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Arrow on "Arrow," apparently won the role of Casey Jones in auditions held just this past weekend.

According to Variety.com, "Amell tested with a half-dozen actors over the weekend, but it was his chemistry with Fox that led to the studio eventually giving the role to the star of CW’s 'Arrow.'"

Amell steps into the shoes of Elias Koteas, who is the only other actor to play Casey Jones in a live-action role. Koteas, who played the role in the first and third New Line Cinema live-action movies, is still highly praised for his performances even 25 years later and for many remains the quintessential Casey Jones. (Yes, TMNT fans, the first live-action movie turned 25 this past Sunday, March 29!)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is currently scheduled for release June 3, 2016.

Monday, March 30, 2015

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" Title Possibly Revealed



Reports from this past weekend possibly provided some details on the sequel to last year's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie from Paramount, which has started filming in New York.

One scene, filmed Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, had Will Arnett's character, Vern Fenwick, at a basketball game with his apparent girlfriend, played by Victoria's Secret lingerie model Alessandra Ambrosio. (Convenient, considering the last shot of the first movie.) During filming, the two shared a bag of popcorn and, apparently, at least one kiss.

During a podcast interview with The Lowe Post, LA Clippers star J.J. Redick detailed, that he, along with fellow Clippers Austin Rivers, Matt Barnes, Spencer Hawes, and DeAndre Jordan were featured in the filming along with five Knicks players. He also let slip that the title might be "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell."

Of course, shooting titles are subject to change, so it's hard to take any meaning from this.

Source: UPROXX.com

Monday, December 15, 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" 2014 on DVD & Blu-Ray Tomorrow



Available tomorrow, you can buy to own this year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Blu-Ray 3D. Several retailers have exclusive offers available - here's a rundown...

Cowabunga, dude!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Bebop & Rocksteady Confirmed for "Ninja Turtles" Sequel, New Director in Talks



While at a recent convention in Brazil, "Ninja Turtles" producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form confirmed to Omlete that Bebop and Rocksteady will be joining the cast of characters for the sequel, expected for release June 3, 2016. They also say they are hoping to fit Casey Jones into the story.

Variety is also reporting that Earth to Echo director David Green is in final talks to replace Jonathan Liebsman, who is currently busy filming "Shannara."

This year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film hits DVD and Blu-Ray next Tuesday, December 16.

Monday, September 22, 2014

TMNT Drops to #8 at Weekend Box Office



Another weekend with strong new releases dropped Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles even farther down the overall box office standings this past weekend, coming in at #8 with $2.6M.

TMNT's domestic box office total sits at $185M, while the worldwide total is up to $333.3M.

The top eight movies this past weekend were:
  1. The Maze Runner ($32.5M)
  2. A Walk Among the Tombstones ($13.1M)
  3. This is Where I Leave You ($11.8M)
  4. No Good Deed ($10.2M)
  5. Dolphin Tale 2 ($9M)
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy ($5.2M)
  7. Let's Be Cops ($2.7M)
  8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($2.6M)

Monday, September 15, 2014

TMNT Falls to #4 at Weekend Box Office



With some fresh competition finally finding its way into theaters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell to #4 at the box office this past weekend. Newcomers No Good Deed and Dolphin Tale 2 took over the #1 and #2 spots respectively, while Guardians of the Galaxy hung onto the #3 spot.

TMNT's domestic box office total sits at $181M, while the worldwide total is up to $319.9M.

The top five movies this past weekend were:
  1. No Good Deed ($24.5M)
  2. Dolphin Tale 2 ($16.5M)
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy ($8M)
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($4.8M)
  5. Let's Be Cops ($4.3M)

Monday, September 8, 2014

TMNT Maintains #2 Spot at Weekend Box Office



In its fifth weekend of release, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles held the #2 spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row despite bringing in only $6.5M. With a weak slate of new releases the past few weeks, Guardian's of the Galaxy was able to stay at #1 with only $10.2M.

TMNT's domestic box office total sits at $174.6M, while the worldwide total is up to $300.2M.

The top five movies this past weekend were:
  1. Guardians of the Galaxy ($10.2M)
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($6.5M)
  3. If I Stay ($5.7M)
  4. Let's Be Cops ($5.4M)
  5. The November Man ($4.2M)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TMNT Holds at #2 at Weekend Box Office



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles held the #2 spot at the box office over the Labor Day holiday weekend, Friday-Sunday, with $11.9M. Once again, all of the new releases failed to reach #1, while Marvel's Guardian's of the Galaxy stayed on top.

TMNT's domestic box office total sits at $162.6M, while the worldwide total is up to $278.5M.

The top five movies this past weekend were:
  1. Guardians of the Galaxy ($17M)
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($11.9M)
  3. If I Stay ($9.3M)
  4. As Above/So Below ($8.6M)
  5. Let's Be Cops ($8.3M)

Monday, August 25, 2014

TMNT Drops to #2 at Weekend Box Office



Although it dropped to #2 at the box office in its third weekend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had a strong showing with $16.8M. While all of this weekend's new releases failed to reach #1, Marvel's Guardian's of the Galaxy retook the top spot.

TMNT's domestic box office total sits at $145.6M, while the worldwide total is up to $238.8M.

The top five movies this past weekend were:
  1. Guardians of the Galaxy ($17.6M)
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($16.8M)
  3. If I Stay ($16.4M)
  4. Let's Be Cops ($11M)
  5. When the Game Stands Tall ($9M)

Monday, August 18, 2014

TMNT #1 at the Box Office for the Second Weekend in a Row



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stayed in the #1 position for a second weekend in a row at the US box office. Its domestic total stands at about $117.6M, while the worldwide total stands at about $185M.

The top five movies this past weekend were:
  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($28.4M)
  2. Guardians Of The Galaxy ($24.7M)
  3. Let’s Be Cops ($17.7M)
  4. The Expendables 3 ($16.2M)
  5. The Giver ($12.8M)

Monday, August 11, 2014

TMNT Reaches #1 with $65M Weekend; Sequel Announced for 2016



It was a weekend full of Turtle Power as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dominated the box office, dropping Guardians of the Galaxy to the #2 spot.

With a strong $4.6 million on Thursday night, Turtles ended the weekend with $65 million, beating early estimates of $40-$45 million.

To no one's surprise, Paramount announced early Sunday morning that the August hit would officially get a sequel, currently scheduled for a June 3, 2016, release. While no director or cast members are yet confirmed, Michael Bay will once again be on board as a Producer, and Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec will also be back as writers.

Monday, August 4, 2014

"Ninja Turtles" Red Carpet Premiere Held in LA Yesterday




TMNT cast, crew, and fans gathered in Los Angeles yesterday for the red carpet premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Here is a selection of photos and video taken at the event.



















Photos via:
http://meganfox86.tumblr.com
Courtney Eastman's Facebook page

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mobile Game Giveaway




To celebrate the launch of the new TMNT mobile game, I am giving away five download codes redeemable on iOS! All you have to do to win is share this post (publicly!) on Facebook or Twitter, then send me an email showing me that you've done so. On Friday I will choose five winners at random from all eligible entries. Good luck!

Read more about the game!

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Paramount Presents "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"



I am home from Comic-Con and slowly getting back into the real world. I will be making detailed updates of events over the upcoming days and weeks.

First up is my video from the Paramount panel on Thursday, July 24. Convention rules don't allow the recording of the clips that were previewed, so this is everything except for those.


The clips we saw, I believe, were the same clips previewed to a handful of media last a couple weeks ago. They were April meeting the Turtles for the first time, and the snow chase from the Sachs estate.

Be sure to follow Twitter or Facebook tonight! I will be seeing a preview of the movie and will post some of my initial reactions, with a more detailed report to come in a day or two.

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mobile Game Now Available



Take back the streets of NYC with the most shell-tastic team of secret superdudes EVER! Play as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello or Raphael and activate fierce Ninjutsu attacks against the Foot Clan, bosses, and mutants. It’s time to protect the city!

Available now on iOS and Android!

GAME FEATURES:
• The official mobile game for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie
• Blockbuster action with Leo, Mikey, Donnie and Raph
• Exciting and intuitive combat controls immerse you in the game
• Jump, spin, punch, and kick waves of street gangs, mutants, Foot Clan, and legendary bosses
• Upgrade each turtle with unique ninjutsu attacks, weapons, training, and boosts like the Freak Streak and Whack Attack
• Chain attacks to trigger an awesome TURTLE POWER mini-game and fight up close with ALL 4 TURTLES
• Play through STORY MODE, written by Tom Waltz, contributing author of the beloved comic series from IDW Publishing
• Stay alive in SURVIVAL MODE against endless waves of enemies
• Test your skills with in-game challenges
• Compete against your friends’ high scores
• Developed by the makers of the acclaimed game Combo Crew


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pizza Hut to Launch Life-Size Pizza Thrower at San Diego Comic-Con



Pizza Hut Continues Summer-Long Ninja Turtles Promotion with Tribute to iconic Pizza Thrower Toy, Sampling of Cheesy Bites at Event

Comic Con attendees will have a new attraction to feast their eyes on this year.

The attraction weighs 2 tons. Stands 12 feet high. Took 7 weeks to build. And fires pizzas. From a custom cannon. Up to 30 feet! From a seat perched on top of turret.

Starting Wednesday at the Petco Park Interactive Zone, Pizza Hut will reveal a life-size, fully-functional “Pizza Thrower,” a nod to the classic TMNT toy and the latest way the pizza company is partnering with Paramount on the upcoming movie release.  The Pizza Thrower (rendering and video below, spec sheet attached) will be open to the public to try throughout the convention. The Thrower will fire faux Cheesy Bites Pizzas at Ninja Turtles enemies, and participants will receive free slices of the popular Pizza Hut pizza.

Check out this teaser video of the Pizza Thrower being built:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"TMNT: Inside the Action" Special Airs Tonight on Nickelodeon




Tonight, after the Kids' Choice Sports 2014 Awards, Nickelodeon is airing a behind the scenes special about the upcoming TMNT movie. The special is scheduled for 9:30pm Eastern/8:30pm Central. Check your local listings to be sure when it's on in your town!

Here's a short behind the scenes preview: