Two new featurettes have been released for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the upcoming live-action-CG adaptation from director Jonathan Liebesman (Battle Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) and producer Michael Bay (Transformers). The first featurette focuses on the film as a whole, with the cast and director talking about what to expect. The second featurette introduces us to Vernon Fenwick, April O’Neil’s cameraman, played by Will Arnett. At worst, TMNT looks like a different version of Transformers, with bloated CGI and tacky humour. At best, the lively characters and energetic filmmaking could provide a fun night out. Here’s hoping for the latter.
Official synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
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 and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
ETA: USA – 8 August, 2014. AUS – 11 September, 2014.