Just when you thought the gossip and chatter had died down about the upcoming Michael Bay produced Ninja Turtles movie…
Someone has unveiled a first look glimpse at the designs of the Turtles themselves from theupcoming live action Paramount Studios / Platinum Dunes re-boot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie franchise. Just a few weeks ago, we were talking about some of the new toys designed for the movie coming out this summer. There weren’t any pictures of the toys, but it was still nice to just be given a sense for the new design of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Thankfully, today we can show you something that will really give you a sense for what to expect.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — A reboot of the 1990 movie based on a comic book series, this time with Megan Fox. Release date: Aug. 8, 2014.
Produced by Michael Bay, and written by screenwriters Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, and Evan Daugherty, the new Turtles movie is set for release at some point in 2014 starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Paramount Studios has been very quiet about the new Turtles movie to date. Fans of the Turtles haven’t yet seen so much as a teaser trailer for the upcoming film yet. There is no idea what the Turtles in the new film will even look like either. Will the Turtles be faithful in comparison to the characters created by Turtles creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird? Or will Paramount be giving to us Turtles fans something in a similar look as the Turtles from the 1990′s Hollywood live action films?
TMNT fans have expressed great outrage and anger on the internet since the Paramount announcement of the film’s production, producer, director, and stars, and not knowing what the Turtles will look like all of this time in the aftermath of those official announcements, has given many a Turtle fan a bad taste in their mouth.
Then along comes the 2014 TMNT Halloween costumes. Sent out on the internet by a costume company (by mistake), we now are able to get a first glimpse as to what our Ninja Turtles will look like in the upcoming Jonathan Liebesman (Darkness Falls, Battle of Los Angeles) directed Turtles film. Get ready to be surprised Turtles fans….
The 2014 Turtles are a bit different from the Turtles we all fell in love with in the 1980′s. These 2014 Turtles, have loin clothes and back packs. Yet, these TMNT Halloween costumes with their “stuffable shells” look much more lifelike than other TMNT costumes that have since come and gone from the market.
If we’re to assume that these costumes are a direct reflection of the Turtles that we’ll see in the upcoming 2014 movie, then we could assume that our Turtles are cut, ripped, muscled and ready to kick some Shredder butt! Going off of this Michelangelo Turtles costume design, it’s difficult to know for certain if in fact this imagery will be reflected directly in the new Paramount Turtles movie, but it is a pretty safe bet. We’re unveiling the Michelangelo image today, but don’t worry Turtles fans, we’ll be revealing the other Turtles shortly.
The coolest thing about this new Turtles look is that Paramount really seems to be taking a more authentic Samurai Warrior/ Japanese culture approach toward the Turtles and we think that is a pretty cool thing. It would certainly be consistent in regards to original vision of Turtles creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, wouldn’t it?
The 90s nostalgia trip that is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be revived in 2014 when a new franchise, appropriately titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, hits theaters later this year. But the film has already given some fans reason to be concerned, and this latest news could be no different.
Firstly, Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company are behind the project, which alone gave fans reason to worry (though it shouldn’t). Jonathan Liebesman, who directed Battle Los Angeles, will helm the film, and fans weren’t too happy with that choice, either.
Word then spread that the movie would feature a much different origin story for the turtles (it involved aliens) and that the title would not contain the words “Teenage Mutant.” But those concerns have since been mostly alleviated, as the origin story will now more or less line up with the original, and the title does have “Teenage Mutant” in it.
Some fans are still quite nervous, and this latest information might only make that worse.TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com posted this picture of a Halloween costume that could reveal what the turtles would look like in the movie:
Does a Halloween costume equal a movie costume? Not necessarily, but the idea becomes more believable when you add in the unofficial description of a TMNT toy line inspired by the film:
“Michelangelo’s costume sounds like the most modern of the bunch: “a hoodie wrapped around his waist, pants and sneakers with the toes cut out, wrappings on his hands and forearms, a necklace (could be puka shell beads?) and his mask ends drape down to his chest.”
William Fichtner (The Lone Ranger) will play Shredder, but the toy line description does him no favors, either:
“Pointy edges coming off of absolutely anything. He’ll be the stuff of ridicule for some time. Very over complicated outfit.”