2014 Summer Movie Guide

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Ninja Turtles are tougher than ever in the reboot of the classic film

April 29, 2014

Ninja turtle Leonardo talks to April, played by Megan Fox, on a New York City rooftop.

Not Yet Rated

Release Date August 8 (in theaters and 3D)

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman

Starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner

They may be the toughest, scariest ninja turtles audiences have ever seen. But, don’t worry, they’re still fighting for good.

In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, crime, violence, and fear have taken over New York City under the control of Shredder and his evil Foot Clan. They control everything from the police to the politicians. The future is looking grim for the city until the turtle brothers rise from the sewers. They must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her witty cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s wicked plans. Luckily, the turtle’s mentor, Splinter, can coach them through battle on the tough city streets.

Will Arnett plays cameraman Vern Fenwick in the film. “It’s almost like New York is another character in that film,” Arnett told TFK. “So to be in my adopted hometown and shoot that film with this iconic comic story and characters was really excellent.”

Did You Know?

The film is set to release on the 30th anniversary of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" saga.

While filming, the cast and crew used an undercover code name to keep the movie a secret. They called it "Foursquare." when anyone asked what was being filmed.

When producer Michael Bay said in this film the turtles might be presented as having an alien origin, fans of the series were upset about the idea. But co-creator Kevin Eastman says it’s “awesome!” and points out that the ooze that originally created the Turtles was in fact an alien substance.

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