Cast & Credits:
Release Date: August 8, 2014
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Screenwriter: Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, John Fusco
Starring: Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Shalhoub
Genre: Action, Adventure
Budget: $125,000,000 (estimated)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence)
Official Website: http://TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesmovie.com
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 O'Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.
Did You Know?
The film is set to release on the 30th anniversary of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" saga.
The film was originally to be called just "Ninja Turtles", but the "Teenage Mutant" part was put in to please the fans when they expressed negative feedback about it.
From the cast of the 1990s Turtles films, Robbie Rist (the voice of Michelangelo) accused Michael Bay of "sodomizing" the Turtle saga with an alien origin. However, Rist's co-stars Brian Tochi (the voice of Leonardo), Corey Feldman (the voice of Donatello) and Judith Hoag (April O'Neill) placed their support on this direction. Rist later took back his statement, remarking that he could have been out of line since Bay makes more money than he does.