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Watch the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' attack in first trailer

On Thursday, March 27 Comingsoon.net posted the first trailer for the highly anticipated action adventure film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," which gives a first look at the turtles in action stopping crime with the help of reporter April O'Neil. The film, which was directed by Michael Bay, is expected to arrive in theaters on August 8, 2014.

April O'Neil
April O'NeilComingsoon.net

The trailer is one and a half minutes long, and begins with a voice over explaining that crime, due to Shredder's influence, is taking over New York City and the people need a hero. There are shots of buildings crashing and explosions, as well as an attack on the subway. A helicopter is shown flying over traffic and armed men surrounding large groups of people. April O'Neil (Megan Fox) captures the whole thing on her smartphone.

There is a man talking about serving justice to the world, while soldiers are searching buildings and rooftops. The police are clearing streets, while the turtles are shown jumping on ledges and platforms in shadow. They are created in a laboratory, using a strange green liquid to make them more powerful.

There are glimpses of the turtles fighting off attackers and a brief shot of Shredder's helmet. Leonardo is shown jumping onto a roof top with a his swords in his hands, standing in front of April. There is a close up of his face, which reveals extensive computer generated animation. There are a few other glimpses of the turtles sliding down a snow covered mountain and hitting an armed truck.

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