After much anticipation from fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT), Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies finally released a trailer for the upcoming TMNT film. The 2014 version of the 1990s favorite, cleverly titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathon Liebesman, best known for his direction of Battle: Los Angeles. The film stars William Fichtner of Prison Break as villain Shredder and Megan Fox as news reporter April O’Neil.
The film acts as a follow up to the trilogy of live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies from the 1990s and the 2007 CGI version TMNT. The 1990s trilogy was a huge success, and included the titles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. The trilogy is based on the comic book series of the same name by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The 2007 CGI TMNT, written and directed by Kevin Munroe, used 100% computer-generated imagery, and was the final Ninja Turtle movie to be produced by Time Warner before the franchise was bought by Viacom.
In the 2014 installment of the franchise, evil villains Shredder and Foot Clan take total control over New York City. The future of the city looks grim until the Turtles arise from the sewers to save the city. The four Turtles must work closely with reporter April (Fox) in order to save the city from Shredder’s vicious plan.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will open in digitial 3-D and 2-D nationwide on August 8th.