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The Michael Bay produced ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ released its first official trailer. The first pictures released featuring the larger than life reincarnations of our favorite green mutated heroes, may have left most viewers extremely sceptical. Many fans have been wondering why a reboot is even necessary, but the trailer might be convincing enough to give this one a chance. In all honesty, it looks like an action “comic book” flick most geeks will enjoy. In the trailer we get to see the first encounter between April and Michelangelo while the orange masked turtle tries to calm her down, she faints right before the end of the clip. Additional scenes feature the turtles sliding down mountains, kicking ass, and there is also a sneak peek revealing their origin.

Image courtesy of YouTube

Image courtesy of YouTube

Synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

“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 and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.”

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is based on a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol). Pete Ploszek plays Leonardo, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, and Jeremy Howard as Donatello. William Fichtner takes on the role as the villainous Shredder. Last but not least, Megan Fox will play April.

The reboot is set to be released on August 8.