William Fichtner talks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

News Glen Chapman
3 Jul 2013 - 06:38

The man playing Shredder in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, William Fichtner, has been chatting about the project...

William Fichtner is one of the finest characters working today, so his addition to the cast of the Platinum Dunes' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is a very welcome one indeed. The great man has recently been chatting about his role as chief antagonist Shredder in the project, revealing that "I actually play a guy called Eric Sachs in the movie, and then he goes through a few stages in his existence..."

So it looks as though they're moving away from the traditional depiction of Shredder then, with Sachs replacing Oroku Saki or simply a western re-imagining of the name. Fichtner continued, adding "Turtles is coming together very, very cool. There is a whole interesting dynamic that happens in the world of the Turtles and all I can really say about it at this point is that it's not like anything that I remember about the Turtles before".

The comments will no doubt lead to further concerns from fans, but, as always, it's still worth keeping an open mind.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is due for release in the US on June 6th 2014, but rather disappointingly a UK release is looking like it won't happen until August 2014. Bah.

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