Looks like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming back to the big screen! Amazingly, an indie comic book from the ’80s has been able to continue to change with the times and stay relevant with kids and adults. Comic books, action figures, tv shows, films, video games, you can find the Turtles everywhere!
Today via Slashfilm we have learned that the team that has brought Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys to life from the pages of comics, will now take on an all-new CG animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle film. The team includes Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver. This will mark the first time that Nickelodeon Animated Studios will make a full CG theatrical production.
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The new TMNT film will be directed by Jeff Rowe, who also worked on Gravity Falls, Connected, and Disenchantment. It will be written by Brendan O’Brien who worked on films like Neighbors and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. The project will be overseen by Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President of Animation Production and Development, for Nickelodeon. It will be distributed by Paramount Pictures worldwide.
President, Kids & Family for ViacomCBS commented of the creative team for the film:
“Adding Seth, Evan, and James’ genius to the humor and action that’s already an integral part of TMNT is going to make this a next-level reinvention of the property. I’m looking forward to seeing what they do, and I know that Ramsey Naito and her team are excited to take the Nick Animation Studio into another great direction with their first-ever CG-animated theatrical.”
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The last time we saw the Turtles on the big screen was in live-action form in 2016’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, directed by Dave Green. This was a sequel to the 2014′ film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Jonathan Liebesman. The last time we saw CG Turtles on the big screen was in Warner Bros’ 2007 TMNT.
Given the track record of this group, I am a little surprised to see them doing a kid’s film. I think that it will end up being a fun project that both kids and adults can enjoy. It will be interesting to see the design of the new Turtles.
What do you think of this creative team for a new Turtles film? Let us know in the comment section below!
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