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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2014): Release Moved for Competition

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has had its release date pushed back. To avoid major competition from other family-oriented films the Ninja Turtles reboot has been pushed back two months to the release date of August 8, 2014.

Paramount Pictures has pushed back Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in order to receive the highest return on the films. This summer multiple family films opened together, resulting in “box office glut” resulting in diminished returns for a number of films. Had it stuck to its original June 6, 3014 release date, Ninja Turtles would have opened only a week after Disney and Pixars’ The Good Dinosaur (May 30) and two weeks before Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 20). While Ninja Turtles will have more action than traditional animated movies, the film will push for the family audience despite possibly receiving a PG-13 rating.

Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes is producing. Paramount and Nickelodeon Films both oversee Ninja Turtles. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebsman. Paramount no longer distributes titles from DreamWorks Animation.

We previously published these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles articles:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014): William Fichtner cast as Shredder

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014): Megan Fox cast as April O’Neil

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014): Danny Woodburn

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014): April O’Neil (Megan Fox) Set Pics

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014): Whoopi Goldberg’s Role, Set Image

The CGI/live-action hybrid stars Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Noel Fisher (Michaelangelo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), and Alan Ritchson (Raphael). Danny Woodburn will play the anamorphic rat-sensei Splinter. William Fichtner will play the famous villain Shredder and Megan Fox will play the human companion April O’Neil.

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Source: Hollywood Reporter

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