First 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Trailer Released: Take A Look

The brand new trailer has been released for the upcoming action reboot, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will be headed to cinemas throughout late summer and fall. Fans who may have treated the news that Transformers director Michael Bay was turning his hand to a new classic franchise with trepidation will have had their fears appeased after checking out the truly kickass glimpse into the TMNT world.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Filming New York
Top Secret Turtle: Filming 'TMNT' In New York.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire actor Alan Ritchson will lead the film's cast as ninja turtle Raphael, while Pete Ploszek will play Leonardo, Jeremy Howard will play Donatello and Noel Fisher will play Michelangelo. William Fichtner will take on the role of villain Shredder in the movie and the trailer hints that the antagonist's relationship with the pizza-loving crime fighters goes back a long way.

Watch The New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Trailer:

Meanwhile, Mirror, Mirror actor Danny Woodburn will play karate expert sensei Splinter and Whoopi Goldberg will play an editor at Channel 6 News named Bernadette Thompson, a role that was depicted as a white, blonde haired man in the original TMNT animated series. The decision to alter this character in such a way shows that director Jonathan Liebesman isn't afraid to play around with the original franchise, which first appeared in 1984 comic books, and is looking to make his own imprint on the story.

Megan Foc TMNT
Megan Fox Films With The Turtles In New York.

Set in a dystopian New York overrun by crime, the film's official synopsis describes the Turtles as "four unlikely outcast brothers" who "rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Filming New York Trench Coat
There's No Hiding When Your Shell's That Big!

The trailer shows exciting glimpses of the CGI turtles fighting in New York and racing down a ski slope whilst using their hard shells to break through metal. We also see Fichtner eyeing up his achingly cool Shredder outfit and New York being destroyed through violence and mayhem (well it wouldn't be a good action movie if NY didn't get smashed up, right?)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be released on the 8th August in the USA and on the 17th October in the UK.

More: See photos from the 'TMNT' shoot in New York in our gallery.

More: William Fichtner talks about his 'TMNT' role, and how the new film is darker than the animated series.

Megan Foc TMNT CGI
The Turtle Actors Wear CGI Suits Ready To Be Turned Into The Green-Shelled Superheroes.


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