April O'Neil has her hands on Raphael's sais in a fresh crop of unofficial pictures from the set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as the first live-action Turtles movie in two decades continues to shoot on the streets of New York.
That means more of Megan Fox in character as the intrepid reporter and friend to the Turtles, as well as Alan Ritchson in character as Raphael, the most hot-blooded and tempestuous of the titular quartet. While Fox appears here more or less as she will when this reboot hits theaters on June 6, 2014, Ritchson is wearing a motion-capture outfit.
Though they'll be heroes in a half shell when the first live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in two decades hits on Jun 6, 2014, for now, they're just actors in motion-capture suits.
Production on this new Turtles adventure is underway in New York, and some unofficial images from the set show off Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and three of the four actors playing the eponymous hormonal turtles in mo-cap garb.
Not just that, but glimpses at the logo indicate that the movie will indeed be titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as opposed to the abbreviated Ninja Turtles that was being used for a while there.
Judy Greer is a phenomenally talented actress, a beautiful woman with surgical comedic instincts.
She'll be putting those instincts to use in her first major motion-capture role as Cornelia, the lead female chimpanzee in next year's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
How appropriate is it that we found out who would play rebellious lone wolf Raphael in Ninja Turtles separately from the rest of the quartet in the first live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature since 1993?
Yes, that means that Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo have been cast, with Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, and Noel Fisher filling the roles.
With that chip on his shoulder, those sais in his hands, and that gruff New York accent on his non-lips, Raphael is probably the most popular of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Now, he's the first of the mutated quartet to be cast in next year's live-action reboot Ninja Turtles, as director Jonathan Liebesman has selected Alan Ritchson to play the character.
Only James Cameron could or would point out that he's working on something more challenging than Peter Jackson's half-a-billion dollar The Hobbit Trilogy. A man who, between movies, executed the world's deepest solo deep sea dive, Cameron is saying just that about Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, which he continues to write.
Whether Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans who've been shouting "Cowbunga" for damn near thirty years like it or not, the live-action reboot Ninja Turtles is coming to theaters May 16, 2014.
According to Kevin Eastman, the comic book artist and writer who co-created the Turtles with Peter Laird, fans have nothing to worry about. The enthusiastic Eastman is reiterating that though Ninja Turtles is indeed a reboot, it will be very much a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, delivering everything that that implies.
When Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson teamed up for 2011's The Adventures of Tintin, it was with the promise that, for a sequel, the two would switch places, with Jackson directing and Spielberg producing another 3D motion-capture romp for the boy reporter.
So what gives? When could Jackson find the time to actually make the next The Adventures of Tintin?
According to Spielberg, the hope is have the next film in theaters for the holiday season of 2015.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes already had plenty of high quality actors attached, but director Matt Reeves has now found an actress to play the sequel's female lead.
Keri Russell will play an as-yet unspecified role in next summer's follow-up to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, itself a prequel to Planet of Apes.
Gary Oldman is like good cheese.
Whether he's doing restrained work in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy or going whole hog in The Fifth Element, Oldman improves any movie he's in, even a bad one, just like a slice of swiss on an otherwise bland sandwich.
Apparently Matt Reeves wants some artisan cheese on his Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hoagie, because Oldman is the newest addition to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel.