The first teaser for Paramount and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot hit the web today. Michael Bay is producing the film, with Jonathan Liebesman directing.
In the teaser, we hear veteran character actor William Fichtner telling Megan Fox about how the world needs heroes. So, he and his father created heroes for the world. They turned out to be the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Fox plays journalist April O’Neil. In the trailer, we see her show off her journalism skills, which apparently involves her making sure she holds her smartphone horizontal while explosions go on. She also faints at the sight of the turtles. Will Arnett also stars in the movie.
Although the original TMNT movie trilogy used elaborate costumes for the turtles, they are completely animated in the new film.
“You know, we live in a world where the trailer has to have an impact, and especially with something like Turtles, Arnett told Today this morning. “It has a fan base already built in.”
TMNT is to open August 8, 2014.