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This August, you will believe a turtle can ninja. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters courtesy of big-hearted producer Michael Bay and auteurist director Jonathan Liebesman. Everyone.s been eager to see what these new Turtles look like, apparently a mixture of motion capture, practical effects and elaborate black magic. Official peeks at the new Turtles have been hard to come by, but it sounds like fans will get their first chances soon. Producer Galen Walker took to Facebook to announce that a new trailer was on the way, attached to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That makes the debut April 4th, when Marvel.s star-spangled hero makes his return to theaters, though it will probably be online before then. This is the first appearance of the Turtles on the big screen since 2007, when they starred in Tmnt, a fully-animated adventure. Since then, the characters have retreated to television, but »
Paramount has been very (worryingly) quiet in regards to the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot being helmed by Jonathan Liebesman. Aside from a few leaked photos and a promo poster (that wasn't officially released) we've seen next to nothing regarding this film. With the movie set to release in only six months many fans have wondered where the trailer has been. Now we know exactly when we'll be able to see it.
I (like many other Ninja Turtles fans) have been very eager for a teaser trailer, or anything, for the upcoming Tmnt movie. It's kind of a bummer and fans are growing worried. Hopefully those fears will be laid to rest when the trailer finally debuts in front of Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The film's producer, Galen Walker posted a photo on Facebook (the one you see above) with the following message:
"Ok- Cool Beans folks! »
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Producer Galen Walker just confirmed via his Facebook page that we'd be getting our first look at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in action fairly soon when the trailer debuts with Captain America: The Winter Soldier in April. "Ok-Cool Beans folks! the new "Ninja Turtles" Teaser will make it's debut in front of the New Captain America Movie - April 4th. We are ready and prepared for lift off! Been a long haul." It's not very often we'd get a first trailer for a movie just four months before it's released, but hopefully we'll at least get a few stills etc in the meantime. There's actually still no official synopsis for the reboot either! But here's the cast details. Tmnt is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans), and produced by Michael Bay. The script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, based on characters created by »
[Press Release] San Diego, CA (February 24, 2013) – The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are celebrating a milestone 30th anniversary this year and the festivities are ramping up! This May, co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird karate-kick into high gear with a very special 30th Anniversary issue at Idw. Featuring a brand-new cover created by the original team, this issue marks the first time in over 20 years the pair has worked together on the property. “Tmnt has been an important part of countless fans' lives, including myself,” said series editor Bobby Curnow. “Getting the chance to celebrate this rich history is an amazing opportunity. Almost as amazing as getting to see new material from these creators again!” "Working on the Tmnt Comics with the wonderful and amazing Idw team over »
- Keven Skinner
Dubai-based distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment did brisk business at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin last week, locking in deals on a number of buzzed-about market titles.
Among the company’s near-20 film acquisition haul for Middle East, North Africa and Iran were Bankside’s Backtrack, starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neil; Automatic Entertainment’s Jean Claude Van Damme action film Pound of Flesh; Cmg duo Where the Devil Rides, starring Jennifer Carpenter and Rufus Sewell; and animation comedy Sly Cooper 3D, from Tmnt director Kevin Munroe.
Front Row nabbed comedy A Birder’s Guide to Everything, starring Ben Kingsley and Kodi Smit-McPhee, from Screen Media Venture; Catherine Keener drama War Story from Visit Films; UK comedy Bill from Independent; and documentary Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded from Magnolia Pictures.
Per Front Row and Gulf Film’s output »
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Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Constantine, Justice League: War, Son of Batman, Batman & Robin, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Thor 3, Ant-Man, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more...
So, Henry Cavill in Michigan and production reportedly set to get underway, we've finally found out who'll be playing Kal-El's nemesis Lex Luthor in Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman. No, it's not Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington, Idris Elba, David Ramsey or any of the other names plucked out of thin air these past few months, but rather The Social Network and Now You See Me star Jesse Eisenberg. "Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, »
- Gary Collinson
"We are bringing Megan Fox back into the family," said Bay, who cast Fox as reporter 'April O'Neil'.
The character was created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, debuting in the Mirage Studios' comic book "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #2 (October 1984), as a computer programmer and assistant for 'Baxter Stockman'.
...helping to program his 'Mouser' robots and demonstrating their operation.
After April discovered Baxter using Mousers to burrow into bank vaults and steal from them, she attempted to flee his workshop.
She wound up in the sewers running for her life, with several Mousers in pursuit. But the 'Turtles' save her, »
- Michael Stevens
Feature James Hunt 30 Jan 2014 - 06:25
Comic book movies are solid blockbuster fare now, but there are plenty of adaptations that didn't get the love they deserved...
You might argue that fans of comic book adaptations have had a pretty good decade or so. Between The Avengers movies, the Dark Knight trilogy, and multiple Spider-Man and X-Men films, some of the biggest-grossing action movies of all time have been based on comics. Not bad when you consider that only recently, the medium was considered the preserve of dateless man-children alone.
But here's the thing: not every comic book adaptation lends itself to being a summer tentpole CGI-fest, and just as many get overlooked or forgotten completely by the time the next one comes out. Comic adaptations are coming out thick and fast, and with so much forward momentum it's sometimes worth taking a moment to look back on what's come before. »
New images of the final designs of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have hit the web, courtesy of ComicBookMovie. Check it out.
Last week, a picture hit the web of a Halloween costume that could very possibly be what the turtles would look like in the movie. Overall, it seemed to be keeping fairly closely to the original character designs by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Here are some new images of supposedly the final designs of the costumes:
At The Request Of The Studio The Images Were Taken Down…But here is a Promo Artwork from a recent toy expo. This image below Does Not Belong To The Studio.
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the movie tells the story of Aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptile warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world. Tmnt hits theaters August 8, 2014.
Starring Megan Fox, »
- Laura Frances
Now this looks awesome. Earlier today, screens from the upcoming Sly Cooper film adaptation landed on Facebook, and sent the internet a-twitter discussing its look and general art style. Though I don’t necessarily promote thoughtless conversion of source material to Dreamworks-like visual tomfoolery, a quick glance at the above teaser affirms that we probably don’t have too much to worry about in the looks department. Such fur shading!
The film will be penned by Tmnt writer Kevin Munroe, who also happens to be handling the upcoming Ratchet and Clank film adaptation. Both films are a collaboration between Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment, the latter of which is responsible for such classics as Barbie in the Nutcracker and Tony Hawk in Boom Boom Sabotage. Let’s just hope they know what they’re doing.
Will slick CG translate to a charming film that captures the spirit of the games? »
- Griffin Vacheron
In the middle of producing an animated film based on the “Ratchet & Clank” videogames, Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment have found their next franchise to turn into a movie: “Sly Cooper.”
Kevin Munroe, who wrote and directed the animated “Tmnt” movie in 2007, will write and helm “Sly Cooper.” Rainmaker, which will produce the animation for the 3D toon in Vancouver, and Blockade hope to release the film in 2016.
Like the PlayStation franchise created by Sucker Punch Prods, the film will revolve around Sly Cooper, an orphaned raccoon thief, along with his childhood friends and partners in crime, Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo.
See Also: ‘Ratchet & Clank’ Games Get Film Treatment
In the film, Sly learns of his birth family’s secret legacy that he comes from a long line of talented and international thieves. Sly and his friends race to reassemble pieces of an ancient book holding the Cooper clan »
- Marc Graser
While PlayStation games like Gran Turismo, Ratchet & Clank and Watch Dogs already have feature film adaptations in development, another game franchise is coming to the big screen as well. The PlayStation Blog has announced an animated feature film adaptation of Sly Cooper, the heist centric video game following an orphan raccoon who comes from a long line of talented, international thieves. Blockade Entertainment and Rainmaker Entertainment are behind the film with Tmnt director Kevin Munroe at the helm. And for those eager for a first look, we have some images and a teaser trailer for the new project. The teaser trailer for Kevin Munroe's Sly Cooper from The PlayStation Blog (via ComingSoon): And here are a couple pieces of artwork showing off the new character design: Sly Cooper is directed by Kevin Munroe (Tmnt) and will follow the titular hero as he learns that he comes from a long line of talented, »
- Ethan Anderton
The latest entry into the world of video game adaptations for the big screen may come as a bit of a surprise. Animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment and indie production company Blockade Entertainment are teaming up to create a 3D CG-animated feature based on PlayStation's popular franchise, Sly Cooper. Written and directed by Kevin Munroe (Tmnt), the film follows the title character - a raccoon descended from a long line of thieves - along with his friends Bentley Turtle and Murray Hippo as they race to assemble pieces of a Cooper family heirloom. The first teaser trailer gives a great look at the new interpretations of the main characters as well as establishing the tone of the film, but fans will be left wondering if Inspector Carmelita Fox is going to make an apeparance. The film is expected to arrive on screens in 2016. Hit the jump for the Sly Cooper trailer and synopsis. »
- Dave Trumbore
Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment are teaming to create a 3D CG-animated feature based on the popular PlayStation video game series "Sly Cooper".
This marks the second CG animated feature by Rainmaker and Blockade based on a popular game series, the first is a 3D CG animated film adaptation of the "Ratchet and Clank" franchise.
An early 2016 release for 'Sly' is planned.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Sly Cooper, the popular video game series about an orphaned raccoon thief, is getting the film treatment. Animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment and indie production company Blockade Entertainment are teaming up to create a 3D CG-animated feature based on the popular video game. They're looking toward an early 2016 release. The film is written and directed by Kevin Munroe (Tmnt) and produced by Blockade’s CEO Brad Foxhoven and vp development David Wohl, along with Rainmaker’s Kim Dent Wilder. Rainmaker president Michael Hefferon is serving as executive producer. The story will follows the titular character, who, along with his childhood best friends
- Rebecca Ford
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