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ST. LOUIS - Michael Bay, he of the indecipherable whizz-bang action genre, is producing a cinematic reboot of the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.' And now we have a teaser trailer for the movie.

That gasp you hear is millions of Gen Xers hoping that yet another vestige of their childhood isn't trampled into the ground by Hollywood.

The film, directed Jonathan Liebesman ("Battle: Los Angeles"), opens August 8 and stars Megan Fox, William Fichtner, and Will Arnett.

There's not much to gather from the trailer: standard action fare of helicopters and random acts of bad guy violence start the proceedings while Fichtner narrates about the creation of heroes, occasional shots of Fox staring off camera, and choppy CGI action featuring the "heroes in a half shell."

So when are we going to get adaptations of M.A.S.K. and GoBots?

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