New TV Spots for 'TMNT', 'Transformers 4', 'Tomorrow', 'In The West'
by Alex Billington
April 13, 2014
"I think we may have just found a Transformer." Tonight MTV hosted their faux-awards show the MTV Movie Awards, which aren't worth covering aside from the handful of new TV spots that debuted during the show. This year they debuted fresh spots for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers: Age of Extinction (gotta love Mark Wahlberg in this), as well as another new spot for Seth MacFarlane's wacky western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. Also toss in the Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt time loop sci-fi Edge of Tomorrow and of course Hercules with Dwayne Johnson and that's about it. Fire 'em up.
Here's the first TV spot for Jonathan Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles via YouTube:
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder (William Fichtner) 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 (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Clash of the Titans) and written by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol). Paramount Pictures releases the film everywhere on August 8th.
Here's the new TV spot for Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction via YouTube:
Michael Bay is again Transformers: Age of Extinction, from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, as his last film in the blockbuster series before handing the franchise off to another director. In this one, a mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them. Bay on the changes: "We start four years later and there's a reason why we’re meeting a new cast. We keep the 'Transformers' the way they were. It's just four years later. There's a reason the Transformers are redesigned. We're trying to broaden the franchise and give it more places to go." Paramount will release Transformers: Age of Extinction in 3D in theaters everywhere June 27th this summer. Bring on Dinobots!
Here's the new TV spot for Brett Ratner's new take on Hercules via YouTube
Hercules is directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand), written by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and based on Steve Moore's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Dwayne Johnson leads the film as Hercules, haunted by a sin from his past and forced to become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail, he must again become the hero he once was. MGM and Paramount release the film July 25th.
Here's the new TV spot for Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow via YouTube:
Edge of Tomorrow is set in the distant future during war between a race of aliens called Mimics and the human race. A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way. Tom Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage, an untrained and ill-equipped officer who is dropped "into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission," but gets stuck in a time loop on the same mission. Doug Liman (Go, Bourne Identity, Jumper) is directing. Warner Bros will release Edge of Tomorrow, formerly All You Need is Kill, in theaters everywhere June 6th this year.
Here's the new TV spot for Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West via YouTube:
Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West official synopsis: After a cowardly sheep farmer (MacFarlane) backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman (Theron) rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. When her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test. The film reunites Seth MacFarlane with his Ted producers Scott Stuber and Jason Clark, as well as "Family Guy" collaborators and the film's co-writers Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin. Universal Pictures has A Million Ways to Die in the West scheduled to hit theaters on May 30th, 2014 this summer.