Jonathan Liebesman

March 27, 2014 | 11:14 a.m.

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ trailer: Turtles get new origin tale

The first trailer for the upcoming Michael Bay-produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was released Thursday, offering a glimpse of the latest big-screen incarnations of the heroes in a half shell. The trailer opens with a montage of destruction scenes in what appears to be New York City, the turtles’ traditional stomping grounds, as actor William Fichtner’s voice narrates, “Crime, violence and fear have run rampant. Our great city is being destroyed. People want justice restored to this world.” Fichtner’s character, rumored to be Shredder, is talking to Megan Fox’s April O’Neil, the turtles’ eventual ally, and offers up an alternate origin story for the mean, green fighting machines. “People want heroes, Miss O’Neil,” he tells her. “But heroes are not born; they’re created. That’s what your father and I were trying to do — create heroes.” What follows is a […]
Feb. 28, 2012 | 3:08 p.m.

‘Wrath of the Titans’ director promises ‘vast and epic’ sequel

The new “Wrath of the Titans” trailer is out, promising epic battle scenes with larger-than-life monsters from Greek myth. Director Jonathan Liebesman (“Battle Los Angeles,” “Darkness Falls”) takes the reins in this sequel to Louis Leterrier’s 2010 rendition of “Clash of the Titans,” which received mixed reviews but was No. 1 at the box office for two weeks straight, bringing in $493 million worldwide. Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson reprise their roles in “Wrath of the Titans,”  slated for a March 30 release. Hero Complex’s Noelene Clark caught up with Liebesman about the film. NC: What drew you to directing “Wrath of the Titans”? JL: I’m a huge fan of epic films that create a world you can escape to and experience the spectacle and awe of gods and monsters. Creating that world in “Wrath” has been incredibly […]
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