The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles release date has been set for IMAX overseas on August 8, but the domestic release hasn’t been determined yet. While some might not be looking forward to Michael Bay’s take on the classic cartoon characters, Greg Foster of IMAX has stated that the men in charge have done a great job giving the turtles new life in the updated franchise film.
Film critics will probably not see it the same way, since from the trailers it looks like Michael Bay is doing the same thing with the new TMNT film that he did with the original Transformers trilogy. Instead of aliens though, we have genetically altered turtles created for battle. Why anybody would choose a turtle to create the ultimate warrior is a question we will probably ponder even after the end credits roll.
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The official press release for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles release date is below:
“IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes today announced that the highly anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starring Will Arnett and Megan Fox, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released by Paramount into select international IMAX theatres starting August 8.
In this modern-day iteration of the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, the Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save New York City and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, with a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec and Evan Daugherty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is produced by Michael Bay (director and executive producer of the blockbuster Transformers franchise), Andrew Form, Bradley Fuller, Galen Walker, Scott Mednick, and Ian Bryce, and directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans).”
The latest TMNT promo poster featuring Leonardo was released just a couple of days ago, and the domestic IMAX release should be announced soon. Do you agree with IMAX’s Greg Foster in his optimism surrounding the IMAX TMNT release date? Are you looking forward to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when it hits theaters?
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