Paramount Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for director Jonathan Liebesman’s (Battle: LA) reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There’s not a lot of footage here, so it’s tough to make a judgment call beyond being unsure who this movie is for. It looks like they’re trying to make it in the vein of Transformers, but robots are easy compared to something organic. Is this meant to appeal to the nostalgia of older viewers? Are the turtles too creepy for kids? I don’t know what Liebesman is going for, and overall this feels like an announcement trailer. Most people don’t know a new Ninja Turtles movie is coming. Now it’s a matter of evaluating the response. What’s yours? Sound off in the comments.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, click here for 15 screengrabs, check out what screenwriter André Nemec had to say about the film, and if you missed Steve’s CinemaCon coverage, check out his video blog recap of the footage and interview with Will Arnett. The film also stars Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, Danny Woodburn, and William Fichtner. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens on August 8th.
Here’s the synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
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 and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.