TMNTWTF?: The Look Of The New Turtles
I don't really keep up with movie news because that's IWatchStuff's job, but I did hear somebody's making a live-action version of the 'Lord of the Ring' series, so that's pretty exciting. I like turtles. But not this one, which is allegedly for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle film due out in 2012.
"The basic idea, as I understand it, is to do an all live action shoot, with actors and stuntmen in full Turtle suits," said Laird. "To add expressiveness to the Turtles' faces which would be difficult if not impossible to get with animatronics and/or puppetry, there would be 'face replacement,' with CGI Turtle faces superimposed on the live action performers' heads."
In case you are not sure on what they are saying here its a lot like what Spike Jonze did with Where the Wild Things Are using Henson creations with cgi markers on the mouths to then computer generate realistic expressions
Now I love TMNT as much as the next guy, but that just doesn't look like a teenager to me. They might want to consider changing the name to Geriatric Mutant Ninja Turtles, amirite? Of course I am. Now -- who wants to break it to Michelangelo he's courting a potted plant?
Thanks to Jason, who once beat Shredder in a can-opening contest.