It’s now thirty years since the pizza munching, renaissance painter monikered, martial arts crime fighting turtles came to the big screen earning a not insignificant £201m and spawning two more films before we had a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot in 2007 unfortunately earning a paltry $95m. It was not until 2014 when we had the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot with two decent big budget films but with the second film in 2016 not earning so well the franchise was put to bed. Not anymore……because now we have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot of a reboot of a reboot. It seems that Nickelodeon and Point Grey Pictures are looking to make a completely CG animated reboot of the property that will be over seen by, of all people, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Doing the PR rounds for ‘An American Pickle’ Rogen was asked about his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot and how it might be different from what’s come before which appears to focus on their mental age.
“As a lifelong fan of Ninja Turtles, weirdly the ‘Teenage’ part of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was always the part that stuck out to me the most. And as someone who loves teenage movies, and who’s made a lot of teenage movies, and who literally got their start in their entire profession by writing a teenage movie, the idea of kind of honing in on that element was really exciting to us. I mean, not disregarding the rest, but really using that as kind of a jumping off point for the film.”
Directing will be Jeff Rowe, who is behind the upcoming animated feature, ‘Connected’ from a script by Brendan O’Brien (“Bad Neighbors”) and like the previous films this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.