Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been keeping a surprisingly low profile considering what a milestone event this live-action movie reboot is. The film was produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes company – however, the actual DIRECTION was done by Battle Los Angeles helmer, Jonathan Liebesman… just so we’re clear. Not that that distinction is bringing much comfort to those hardcore fans who worry that whichever hand guiding it – Bay or Liebesman – this film is going to squander their nostalgic memories of the ’90s cartoons and films (or in some cases, the original comic books).
The first TMNT Trailer gave us the basic premise of this modernized (and Americanized) adaptation, while ending things with the bigger reveal of what our ninja turtles – Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael – all look like. Since then, however, still photos and TV trailers have given us looks at other elements of the film – namely the villain Shredder and the Turtles’ mentor, Master Splinter. As you can see, though, this new trailer is meant to kick off the hype campaign in a much bigger way.
The debate about how the Turtles, Splinter and Shredder have been adapted to the screen has all but drowned out concerns about how human cast members like Megan Fox and Will Arnett fit into the mix. This trailer also reveals that their presence is (unfortunately) much like the characters in the comparable Transformers franchise – down to the jokes about Megan Fox’s butt. Meanwhile, fans are going to likely be discussing the voices of the turtles and Splinter – Johnny Knoxville is Leonardo, Tony Shalhoub is Splinter, with mo-cap actors Alan Ritchson (Smallville), Noel Fisher (Hatfields & McCoys) and Jeremy Howard (Accepted) voicing Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello, respectively.
Finally, check out these new TMNT Posters, the we waited all day and night for, in order to finally debut the trailer. They’ll allow you to examine each of the turtles up close and personal – in all the distinctive detail of their individual personalities:
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be in theaters on August 8, 2014.
Source: Turtle Reveal