Paramount Moves 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' For August Release
Reported by Outsiders - 05:28 PM 2013.08.15
Paramount Pictures has ninja-kicked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Nickelodeon Movies/Platinum Dunes franchise re-launch from June 6th, 2014 to August 8th. The reason for the two month kick-back is Paramount has Transformers 4 opening on June 27th, which is likely to move to June 25th and the studio has opened these Michael Bay films on the Wednesday of that week. Both movies involved campaigns and a big merchandising component, and the studio wanted more than 19 days of spacing between the two movies to sell more toys and merchandise. The only downfall that Paramount might have not seen is the new date for TMNT puts them a week away from Marvel Studio’s next superhero franchise launch Guardians Of The Galaxy, which opens August 1st.