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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 and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Wrath of the Titans"), and produced by Michael Bay ("The Rock"). The script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The cast includes: Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Danny Woodburn as Splinter, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Will Arnett as Vernon and William Fichtner as Shredder. »
Hannah New, one of the stars of Michael Bay’s pirate TV show Black Sails, is set to star in Under the Bed, a thriller from Radar Pictures, Sobe Brook Entertainment and Schizo Pictures. Also, Appian Way, the production banner run by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran, is coming on board to produce the indie, which was written and is being directed by Daniel Myrick of Blair Witch Project fame. Photos 10 Highest Grossing Movie Sequels Bed centers on a young woman (New) trying to get over a recent romantic breakup, while unbeknownst to her, an obsessed stalker befriends her
- Borys Kit
Teenage Mutant Ninjia Turtles was an early highlight at this year's Comic-Con, debuting new footage to a rapt crowd in Hall H last Thursday (July 24).
Digital Spy caught up with stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett, along with original Turtles creator Kevin Eastman and writers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, to discuss working on the Michael Bay-produced reboot, and the initial fan backlash.
"We stayed true to who the Turtles are," said Arnett. "These four distinct characters and the way that they work together as a unit, the idea that they're a team, and they're family. That idea, at the core, we did not deviate from."
The film has drawn further controversy this week after a new poster displayed the date "September 11th" next to an image of a skyscraper exploding.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be released on August 8 in the Us, and October 17 in the UK. »
While producer Michael Bay gets most of the credit for being the driving force behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jonathan Liebesman actually directed the movie. And he proves that in a new featurette, where the man opens up about his past history with the turtles, and provides the true definition behind 'Turtle Power'. We also get introduced to some of the human actors behind the turtles, including Jeremy Howard (Donatello), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Megan Fox (April) and Will Arnett (Vern). We also get plenty of new footage as the production team continues getting new shots completed on the eve of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles's release in theaters. This latest Ninja Turtles featurette arrives along with a new international poster that finds our four brothers facing the city they love so much.
The city needs heroes... Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan »
The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” has been the making for years. Michael Bay produced the long awaited reboot, which features new-and-improved motion captures Heroes In A Half-Shell. With Megan Fox as the new April O’Neil, it’s only a matter of time before we know if the new Tmnt will be worth watching or if it will greatly disappoint fans of the series. Paramount released the reboot film’s newest featurette with a better look at the Heroes In A Half-Shell. Turtle Power! “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 [ Read More ]
The post Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gets A New Featurette appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
Michael Bay has extended a first-look deal with Paramount for three additional years, the studio said on Thursday. The agreement includes Platinum Dunes, Bay's production company, and Bay Films. "Over the years I have become part of the Paramount family," said the director in a statement. "There is a synergy there that feels different than any other place in Hollywood." Bay's fourth entry in the lucrative Transformers series, Age of Extinction, recently became the highest-grossing movie in China's history, where it crossed the $300 million mark over the weekend. The director's reboot of the Teenage Mutant
- Erik Hayden
Paramount is keeping cash cow Michael Bay around for the long haul. The studio announced on Thursday that the “Transformers” director had extended for three more years its first-look deal with Bay's production company, Platinum Dune, and added another of his companies, Bay Films, to the deal as well. TheWrap first reported that Bay would extend with Paramount on July 11. See video: Jimmy Kimmel Makes Movie Critics Say Something Nice About ‘Transformers’ Director Michael Bay “With an ever-growing, worldwide fan base, Michael is truly one of the most inspired and beloved filmmakers of our time,” said Brad Grey, Paramount chairman and CEO. »
- Jordan Zakarin
Tentpole director-producer Michael Bay has extended and expanded his first-look agreement with Paramount Pictures. The new deal, just announced, extends the current agreement with Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes for an additional three years, and also expands it to cover Bay Films. The pact begins immediately. This seems like a no-brainer for the studio: Bay’s pics have made more than $6 billion at the global box office, and his hits for Paramount include the Transformers series, the latest of which, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, is at $966.4 million worldwide since its release a month ago. In all, the four pics have […] »
“With an ever-growing, worldwide fan base, Michael is truly one of the most inspired and beloved filmmakers of our time,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO. “We take great pride in the fact that Michael is part of the Paramount family and we look forward to growing our productive and successful partnership.”
Bay directed and produced the “Transformers” films, “Pain and Gain,” the “Bad Boys” films, “The Island,” “The Rock,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Armageddon.” The four “Transformers” have grossed over $3.7 billion worldwide.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” has grossed $967 million worldwide, making it the top grosser of this year.
- Dave McNary
The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “How a 1980s Walkman Changed Guardians of the Galaxy Completely” — Meredith Woerner at io9 speaks with Marvel’s Kevin Feige about a piece of ancient technology that allowed them to make the movie they knew they wanted to make. (But, I’m convinced she’s tossed in “1980s” so that 24 year olds won’t see the headline and get confused.) “Stop Giving All Of Your Money to Michael Bay” — Ben Collins at Esquire implores all of us to quit propelling a director who doesn’t care about the audience or the stories he’s telling. “How about purchasing some illegal fireworks instead? Maybe try putting some weird stuff in the microwave, such as Peeps or unused electronics? Drugs, we hear, can also make life interesting. All of these things are better for you »
- Scott Beggs
Over the last two decades (give or take) Joss Whedon has gone from script “puncher-upper” through developing his own films and television shows, to the pronounced G”eek of the Universe”, the title of the biography by Amy Pascale. Taking a look at Whedon’s whole career, the ups, downs, successes and heartbreaks, this is certainly an expansive look, as Pascale delves deep through his early days through to his new life in the Marvel Universe. At a whopping 400 pages, it certainly looks like a long slog, but Pascale’s book is a great read, insightful, witty and informative, as well as being fascinating and absorbing.
Throughout the book, there are many great stories about all the projects that Whedon has left his stamp on, all of which are suitably, and comprehensively covered here. It’s »
- Scott Davis
With just over a week to go before its U.S. release, Paramount Pictures has dropped another TV spot for Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans) and Michael Bay’s (Transformers: Age of Extinction) live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, offering up some new footage of the Heroes in a Half-Shell and their nemesis The Shredder; check it out after the official synopsis…
“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 and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.”
- Gary Collinson
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me a million times when I’m drunk with the allure of original titles like Ragin Cajun Redneck Gators, Chupacabra Vs. The Alamo and Piranhaconda, well, I’m not sure where the shame lies, but for the sake of my own battered ego, I’ll just blame it on the alcohol.
Unfortunately my Sharknado double feature experience had to be a completely sober one, because on the contrary, I’m a terrible writer when under the influence. Yes, I’m one of the virgin souls who avoided the original Sharknado like a typical Asylum produced plague, not because of my hatred of B-Movies, but my undying devotion to Proper cult classics. Sharknado is nothing but a gory poser – a wannabe insta-classic focused only on one ridiculous gimmick and boatloads of viral marketing. Do you know why the original film was such a success? »
- Matt Donato
The book Joss Whedon: The Biography is one we covered a week or two back on the site, and you can read our thoughts on it here. And here's a lovely extract from it, that's appeared online.
More human beings should be like Tom Hiddleston. And Whedon, of course. Here's the letter...
I am so excited I can hardly speak.
The first time I read it I grabbed at it like Charlie Bucket snatching for a golden ticket somewhere behind the chocolate in the wrapper of a Wonka Bar. I didn’t know where to start. Like a »
The poster shows the four Turtles (Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo) jumping from the top of an exploding skyscraper, said to be from New York, above the Australian September 11 release date. In addition, the characters jumping from the building echoed some of the scenes from 9/11.
After receiving much criticism online, particularly on social media sites, Paramount has since withdraw the poster from its site, as well as Facebook and Twitter.
“Combining that image and date was a mistake,” Paramount Australia said. “We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia….We intended no offence and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use.”
- Scott Davis
Tj Miller was cast in "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the biggest movie of 2014. But according to the actor, he'll never work with director Michael Bay again, mostly due to the helmer's crazy personality. "[Bay] has a specific way of communicating with people," he explained. "Once he said to me, 'Nothing that you've said is funny Tj! Not one thing all day! We hired you to be funny! There's 300 people here! None of them are laughing at you! Say something funny! I can still cut you out of the movie!' And I said, 'Michael, I would love that because then I would be able to leave right this instant!' And he said, 'Say something funny! You haven't even made the Make-a-Wish kids laugh!' To be fair to him, I hadn't, and they were standing there like, 'This... was not our wish.' Then the second the cameras stopped rolling he would say, »
The studio came under fire for the unfortunate juxtaposition and swiftly removed the poster from Twitter and Facebook.
In a statement issued to Digital Spy, Paramount Australia said: "We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia.
"Combining that image and date was a mistake. We intended no offence and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use."
Watch a trailer below: »
First up this week is the Guillermo del Toro-produced animated film The Book of Life, coming in with a PG-rating while it's followed by a pair of PG-13 rated films in the board game adaptation Ouija and the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Then we have the Rob Cohen-directed thriller starring Jennifer Lopez, The Boy Next Door coming in with an R-rating. Finally, some of you were wondering what was up with the title for the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel sequel since it was listed as The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 on last week's bulletin. Well, the MPAA has updated the film this week and the film's official title is The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This week's complete bulletin follows. Ava & Lala Rated PG For rude humor and some action. Believe Rated PG For thematic elements, language and smoking. Believe Me Rated PG-13 For some language. »
- Brad Brevet
Following backlash for a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” poster depicting the titular turtles jumping from an exploding building above the “September 11″ Australian release date, Paramount Australia has issued an apology and removed the tweet containing the poster (pictured below).
“We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia,” Paramount said in a statement issued to Buzzfeed. “Combining that image and date was a mistake. We intended no offense and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use.”
Paramount Pictures Australia tweeted the image from their Twitter account, @ParamountAU, on Tuesday. It didn’t take long for Twitter users to sign off on the poster, calling it insensitive to put the image with the 9/11 date.
The image was promptly removed from Paramount Australia’s Twitter and Facebook accounts after complaints began to roll in. Neither social media account has addressed the controversy beyond the statement. »
- Alex Stedman
And this is why marketing teams should take a closer look at their material before sending it out into the world. Paramount Pictures Australia tweeted a photo to promote the release of Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, an (unnecessary) reboot of the childhood classic. The poster (pictured above) they tweeted out featured the turtles falling from a burning skyscraper, and that image, combined with the Sept. 11 release date in Australia, really rubbed people the wrong way. It is very difficult to imagine how this got past each level over at Paramount without someone at least noticing the unfortunate combination. Even if the poster was designed before Tmnt got a release date in Australia, no one put two and »
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