Tuesday, August 13, 2013

More "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Sneak Peek more images from the set of producer Michael Bay's new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, including 'Turtle'
actors wearing motion capture outfits and actress Megan Fox as news reporter 'April O'Neil.'

"We are bringing Megan Fox back into the family," said Bay, who  previously cast Fox in "Transformers".

'April O'Neil' was a reporter and ally to the humanoid-mutant turtles 'Leonardo', 'Michelangelo', 'Donatello', 'Raphael and the humanoid-rat 'Splinter'.

The character was created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, debuting in the Mirage Studios' comic book "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" #2 (October 1984).

'April O'Neil' was a skilled computer programmer and worked as an assistant for 'Baxter Stockman', helping to program his 'Mouser' robots and demonstrating their operation. 

After April discovered Baxter using Mousers to burrow into bank vaults and steal from them, she attempted to flee his workshop.

She wound up in the sewers running for her life, with several Mousers in pursuit. But the 'Turtles' save her, fending off a Mouser invasion after Baxter programs them to attack.

In the 1987 "TMNT" animated TV series, April O'Neil was a television reporter for 'Channel 6 News', employed by 'Burne Thompson', though she expressed frequent disagreement with his assignments due to her headstrong nature and passion for her work.

In the first "TMNT" motion picture, April was again a TV reporter, this time for 'Channel 3 News' working for 'Charles "Chuck" Pennington', covering stories on mysterious thefts in New York City whose culprits vanished without a trace.

One night when leaving work, she was accosted by teenage thieves in league with the 'Foot Clan', but the Turtles appeared and saved her under the cover of darkness. In the aftermath April discovered and grabbed Raphael's lost 'sai', but Raphael soon followed her and took back the weapon and saved her again when she was attacked by a group of Foot Ninja in the Subway while trying to fight them off with her purse. 

Unsure what to do with her, Raphael carried her unconscious to their sewer lair. Though her fearful reaction upon seeing the Turtles and Splinter initially got the better of her, April eventually came to regard the Turtles as friends, and even allowed them to live in her apartment after the Foot Clan discovered and destroyed the sewer dwellings. 

Vigilante 'Casey Jones' develops a romantic interest and by the end of the film, April realizes she loves him.

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