Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Back!
Released on May 16th 2014 (in the USA, dates will vary around the world), a brand new instalment of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is going to hit the big screen.
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, produced by Michael Bay and staring Megan Fox (as April O'Neil), this latest instalment, many years after the last film (1991), it's sure to be making a big attempt at becoming a summer blockbuster.
The official trailer can be found on YouTube here.
The film looks set to divide opinion, especially amongst the original fan base, as Bay / Liebesman have changed a great deal from the original books and older films. But whatever the changes, it looks like it'll be an action packed martial arts blockbuster.
For those of you who were maybe too young to have seen the original films or read the books when the franchise first became popular, here is a brief bio of the 4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
Mask Colour: Blue
Weapon of Choice: Ninjakens
Notes: Leader of the group, oldest of the group, master tactician, and most devoted of the 4 to the martial arts.
Mask Colour: Red
Weapon of Choice: Sai
Notes: The group's "bad boy", Raphael is physically strong, has an aggressive nature, and seldom hesitates to throw the first punch.
Mask Colour: Purple
Weapon of Choice: Bo Staff
Notes: The most intelligent of the group, known for his inventions and technological prowess. The least violent of the 4, he's the most likely to try and resolve conflict without aggression, but will still defend his brothers when needed.
Mask Colour: Orange
Weapon of Choice: Nunchakus
Notes: The most comical of the group, and depicted in the books and early films as being obsessed with pizza. He's the youngest and most relaxed of the 4, and in the older films was given a "surfer dude" image. From the new trailer it appears that Michelangelo will again provide the comic relief in the new film.