There were no actual teenage mutant ninja turtles on the set of this summer's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That's because the film is fictional. As far as science is concerned, there are no Yao Ming-sized animal/man hybrids living under the streets of New York. Even if they did exist, leaving them out of the picture was probably for the best; Imagine asking a slobbering abomination to its mark when all it wants is a slice of pizza? That ain't right.
Without actual teenage mutant ninja turtles to employ, Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman sought to find the next best approach. He may have found it in 100% CG creations, enhanced with state-of-the-art motion capture. Speaking on the New York City set of the Michael Bay-produced reboot, Liebesman radiates excitement and terror. He's stoked to deliver grounded, logically-sound versions of TMNT comic creators Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman's bipedal amphibians, photoreal heroes that today's spectacle-fed young people can accept. But Liebesman's unnerved too.