With Platinum Dunes’ updating of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set to start filming this April, it’s not too soon for people to start making a case for their involvement with the project. Enter Ernie Reyes Jr.
Reyes, who served as Donatello’s stunt double in the first Turtles film and played Keno in the sequel, would love the opportunity to serve as the new film’s action choreographer. To make his case, he’s posted a video on Vimeo showcasing the “the angle and velocity that Ernie wants to bring to the Ninja Turtles comeback film.” If this is an adequate representation of what Reyes Jr. has in mind for the finished film, we say hire him now.
Sure, the clip features lots of footage from classic action films Reyes Jr. didn’t work on (including Fist of Legend, Kill Zone and Flash Point), but we’re guessing these films feature the kind of choreography that he wants to bring to a new Turtles feature – and we’re all for that. All of those films kick some serious ass in the action department.
We’ve no clue if this clip will actually catch Platinum Dunes’ eye, but it’s certainly worth checking out if you’re yearning for a new Ninja Turtles film where the heroes in a halfshell showcase some bone-breaking martial arts skill. Check it out below and let us know what you think.
[via Vivek Bhat, NinjaPizza.net]
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