If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Look at the Link: http://www.latinoreview.com/news/what-might-be-new-ralph-9812
For some reason, I've been a magnet for new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles news. Back when I was working for another site, I was contacted by a person who will remain anonymous. Said person was ready to leak what they claimed to be the plot of the new, re-booted TMNT Live Action movie if the person they were working for at that time screwed them.
I was hesitant, but kept in contact just in case.
Anonymous Dude disappeared after a brief e-mail that he had re-connected with the TMNT staff and wouldn't need me to light a fire under anyone's ass. I still don't know if it was a guy with a paranoid dillusion or a guy with the actual new TMNT story somewhere on his desk. I kind of don't want to know, considering it all ended up being inconsequential.
Once again, something has rolled into my inbox with absolutely no explanation. I'm not sure it needs one.
Maybe I'm seeing what I want here...but is that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask based on a new design?
I'd like to stop here to remind everyone that I don't have some sort of TMNT Wikipedia at my disposal, so it's possible this is inspired by a different design and it's just some guy's final project for his senior mask-making class.
“The basic idea, as I understand it, is to do an all live action shoot, with actors and stuntmen in full Turtle suits,” explained Peter Laird, co-creator of the original comic series, to MTV News. “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.”
That was the last we heard from the new TMNT "Batman Begins" style reboot back in August 2009. This new movie, coming to theaters in 2011 from Legendary Pictures, will be closer to the original comic, according to TMNT co-creator Peter Laird.
In that case, I feel it would be pertinent to mention that the original Turtles all had red masks, so we could be looking at any of the 4 here.
If it IS a movie head sculpted for a performance actor, this would be the rubber mask used for reference on set. The mask above isn't articulated enough for fluid motion, but would do fantastically for a lighting reference.
Yeah. I'm going to not loudly blert to everyone I know that I've seen the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles design. Even though I have no idea what else this could be.
I'll be digging. I'll let you know if I find anything.
UPDATE: Read the link for the new update!