With names like Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman attached to it, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may just be the summer tentpole I’m most worried about. Though the optimist in me would like to believe it’s possible to create a great movie about the classic comic-book crime fighters, the guys behind Transformers and Battle: Los Angeles don’t strike me as the people who are going to succeed in that endeavor. But, even if the movie doesn’t turn out to be everything fans are hoping for, at least we’re getting some pretty cool posters out of it.
Some street art posters popped up in Los Angeles earlier today, and West Coast Geek posted an image of them to his Instagram account:
Paramount proceeded to release official images of the poster online a few hours ago, and you can check those out below. The shots, of the four Turtles and their arch-nemesis Shredder, definitely have a graffiti-esque appearance, but they also hew rather closely to the Japanese-inspired art that 20th Century Fox used heavily to market The Wolverine.
Included in the galley below is Austin artist Mike Johnston’s mural artwork promoting the film, which is just as cool as anything the studio has put out thus far.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens on August 8th.
“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 O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the 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 & ANDRÉ NEMEC and EVAN DAUGHERTY, Producer MICHAEL BAY (the blockbuster Transformers franchise) and director JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans) bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, into the 21st century.”
Source: Rope Of Silicon