Actors Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek,Jeremy Howard are seen on the set of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on May 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
Cowabunga! Pics from the New York City set of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (formerly known simply as "Ninja Turtles" before producer Michael Bay came to his senses) have been popping up all week, with the latest batch revealing the pizza-loving, wisecracking reptilian martial artists themselves.
Well ... sort of. We've certainly come a long way since 1990, when the first live-action "TMNT" was released. The actors in that film had to endure clunky body suits; today's technology allows the Turtles to come to life via performance capture technology.
Which makes for an even more humorous sight than any Ninja Turtle costumes could provide. The four actors -- Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) -- are dressed in grey and black motion capture suits, which contain gizmos that feed their every move and gesture into a computer. By now we've grown accustomed to the sight of mo-cap suits, though certainly not ones thatRead More »from ‘TMNT’: Set Photos Reveal Pre-CGI Heroes in a Half-Shell