If you’re a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then you know one of the most iconic objects in the mythology the heroes in a half shell is the ooze canister that broke in a sewer and turned four baby turtles into walking, talking reptiles. That origin was changed in the most recent motion picture reboot, and it was pretty stupid (but that’s another conversation entirely).
For those who prefer the original mythology, you might be interested in learning how to make your own ooze canister from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. It could make one hell of a cool display item for your shelf at home. Read More »
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For fans who may have disappointed in last year’s reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the studio is hoping you’ll give them a second chance, and they’re including some fan favorite characters to help get butts back in the seats.
Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly) will be appearing in the sequel, but the real draw in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is Arrow star Stephen Amell as vigilante Casey Jones, an ally of our heroes in a half-shell. But while fans may be excited to see the hockey-masked crime fighter in action again, Amell says that this version of Casey Jones is a little different than you might expect.
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Gallery Nucleus opened their Heroes In A Half Shell: A TMNT Art Tribute Exhibition over the weekend which features a ton of great Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles original art and prints by over 30 artists. The show runs until August 3rd, 2014 if you want to visit the gallery in Alhambra California, which also has a display of character, background, storyboards, and other development art by the creatives behind the new TMNT series. Or you can purchase some of the available art online now. Hit the jump to see some of my favorite art from the TMNT art show.
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a new mentor. The live-action/CG hybrid film being produced now by Platinum Dunes and Michael Bay, and directed by Jonathan Liebesman, has cast Danny Woodburn as the mutated rat Splinter. The actor will likely do the role as a full motion-capture performance, in the same way the turtles are being created.
The rat acts as caregiver to the four mutated titular turtles, and teaches them martial arts, strategy, and (in most cases) discipline. You know Woodburn from a huge variety of roles on projects as diverse as Seinfeld, Mirror Mirror, Death to Smoochy, Bones, Crash & Bernstein, and Watchmen. Read More »
I think it’s safe to say that the casting of the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has met with less than glowing response so far. Megan Fox has been cast as April O’Neil, and Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard and Noel Fisher are announced as the physical actors who will mo-cap the four turtles.
Now there’s a new talent in the mix, as Will Arnett has been announced as part of the cast. Read More »
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It’s a nice slow day for remake news, which means we only have a couple stories instead of a big page full. After the break,
- Sam Raimi promises a wildly bloody Evil Dead remake,
- He also says Poltergeist is moving along, if slowly,
- Delayed Ninja Turtles seems to have had a pretty dire original script, according to one review,
- And original Total Recall director Paul Verhoeven calls the remake “not very good.”
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Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and that suggests that some people working on the new TMNT film really, really like Gareth Evans‘ film The Raid. The Indonesian martial-arts action picture is built on fight scenes that draw on pencak silat, the collective martial arts style of Indonesia. Choreographed by Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian, The Raid features some of the best fight scenes since Ong Bak, with fast, joint-shattering and face-breaking violence.
Looks like that movie is one of the ones that have influence on Paramount and Platinum Dunes’ delayed Ninja Turtles. In a very long video interview, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman says the fight scenes in the new film will be inspired by The Raid, as well as Fist of Legend. Read More »
And you thought the title was an issue. Months after controversy surrounded the Platinum Dunes remake of Ninja Turtles, sans the Teenage Mutant, Paramount has just put the film on hold, delaying its December 2013 release day until at least May 2014. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the issue is, what else? The script. Does that mean the turtles will be teenage mutants once again? Read more after the jump. Read More »
This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam discuss the pleasures of texting in a theater, praise the wonders of Clone High and The Raid: Redemption, and compare Battle Royale to The Hunger Games (because nobody’s ever mentioned their similarities ever!). Tasha Robinson joins us from AV Club.
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