Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may be well underway, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for other versions. TMNT super fan Benjamin Eck wanted to show a more serious take on the group with a darker tone. In his story, Raphael is banished. Eck explains:
In a nutshell, the film will follow Raph after his uncontrollable violence labels him a threat to his family. Master Splinter has no choice but to banish his own son. So, accompanied by Casey Jones he takes refuge in Los Angeles. It’s when his itch for violence sends him out to the streets that he uncovers a high level of organized crime. Getting to the root of it will surely win his place back in his family, but he will quickly discover that he’s not New York City’s only secret hiding on the West Coast.
His 40 second teaser shows a hint of what the film could look like, and I’m hooked. Eck says that if it’s received well, he’s ready to launch a Kickstarter to fund a full fan movie.
Watch the teaser after the break.
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