The move was made so that the studio could give it more space away from their other big-budget tentpole, Transformers 4, which is set for release on June 27, 2014, but will likely shift to June 25, 2014 since previous movies in the franchise have opened on Wednesday in the past. Since both movies will have immense marketing and merchandising campaigns, the studio thought it would be best to put some distance between the two.
Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard and Noel Fisher star as the turtles, with Megan Fox portraying reporter April O'Neil and Will Arnett playing her cameraman, Vernon Fenwick. Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes is behind both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers 4.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to theaters August 8th, 2014 and stars Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Danny Woodburn. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman.