Love it or hate it , but the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie is happening. In fact, the film is happening right this second, as filming officially started in Wantagh, NY on April 4.
On Location Vacations reports that the new “TMNT” movie is shooting under the name “Foursquare,” and has started filming at Jones Beach State Park. Hopefully the film will also shoot in New York City, as the Turtles live in the city’s storm sewers in the story’s mythology.
It was recently reported that Will Arnett had joined the cast in an undisclosed role. He joins Megan Fox as April O’Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo and Noel Fisher as Michelangelo. That’s a pretty small cast, so hopefully more recognizable names will come out as filming continues.
The TMNT reboot is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman and stars Megan Fox as reporter April O’Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard (Galaxy Quest) as Donatello, Pete Ploszek (Parks and Recreation), as Leonardo, and Noel Fisher (Shameless) as Michelangelo.
Michael Bay is producing and Jonathan Liebesman is directing “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle,” and its screenplay was written by a long list of players: Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and John Fusco.