‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ reboot delayed by several months

Megan Fox-led movie will now hit cinemas towards the end of summer 2014

The release date of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has been delayed by several months.

The reboot had been scheduled to open in UK cinemas on May 16, 2014 before getting a US release on June 6. However, it will now come out towards the end of next summer on both sides of the Atlantic, hitting cinemas stateside on August 8 and UK big screens on August 15.

According to Variety, Paramount Pictures decided to delay the release to capitalise on a lack of family-friendly films scheduled for late summer 2014. The studio was also keen, apparently, to widen the gap between the Ninja Turtles reboot and Transformers 4, which is due out late June in the US and early July in the UK.

Transformers director Michael Bay is serving as a producer on the Ninja Turtles reboot, which is being helmed by Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath Of The Titans.

Megan Fox stars as April O’Neil with up-and-coming actors Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher and Pete Ploszek playing the pizza-loving amphibians. The film’s supporting cast includes Whoopi Goldberg, William Fichtner and Arrested Development‘s Will Arnett.