Film critic Jackson Murphy, also known as Lights-Camera-Jackson, is reporting that “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” will be shooting in Albany. He dropped the news Tuesday night on his Twitter feed.
Albany Film Commissioner Deborah A. Goedeke acknowledged that talks were under way with the filmmakers but had not heard anything from them one way or the other. “It’s not a definite. I know they’re looking at some other cities,” she said. “There’s road construction that’s going on (in Albany) that same time they’re looking to shoot, so there’s some challenges. It’s still nothing definitive. … They haven’t told me they’re coming.”
The movie is a sequel to the 2014 film, a reboot of the durable franchise tracking the adventures of a bunch of large, green, chummy, crime-fighting turtles outfitted with the accoutrements of traditional Japanese combat and the names of Renaissance masters.
According to Murphy’s website, lights-camera-jackson.com, at least one action scene will be shot in Albany. “The scene will involve a vehicle chase, and shooting will take place sometime in April,” he reports.