I don’t know if it’s a good or bad sign that Paramount has dropped one final trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem literally a couple of hours before the review embargo lifts. Our review will be up later today, as well, for the film that Paramount hopes will launch a new franchise with sequels and spinoffs.
This is an entirely new take on the TMNT, so throw your expectations out with the stacks of old pizza boxes. The film comes from exec-producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, with The Mitchells vs. the Machines director Jeff Rowe at the helm. The Turtles are voiced by Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, and Good Boys actor Brady Noon.
But it’s in the supporting cast where we hear all of the A-listers, such as Hannibal Buress, Rose Byrne, John Cena, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Natasia Demetriou, Ayo Edebiri, Giancarlo Esposito, Post Malone, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Maya Rudolph.
Here’s the synopsis: After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem hits theaters on August 2nd.