I was in middle school when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first broke out on the scene in the late-80’s. My younger cousins were really into the animated TV show. I remember everyone had the action figures and young boys would run around shouting “Heroes in a Half Shell!”
Well folks…Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael are back! And guess who is playing April O’Neil? It is none other than Megan Fox.
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a Screenplay by JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC and EVAN DAUGHERTY, Producer MICHAEL BAY (the blockbuster Transformers franchise) and director JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans) bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, into the 21st century.
In the meantime, enjoy this newly released trailer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens in theaters on August 8, 2014.
Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures. I attended a press event for this film. All opinions are my own.