New Animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie on the Way /Film

Lawrence Kim
July 1, 2020

Countless comic books, television shows, films, and video games have shown the group's lasting appeal.

The new film is set to be produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver through their Point Grey Pictures banner and has landed Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected) to helm the project while Brendan O'Brien (Neighbors: Sorority Rising) is attached to pen the script. Don't forget, in the middle of the whole Homecoming/Endgame/Far From Home saga there was an animated Spider-Man movie called Into the Spider-Verse, which was basically the fourth big-screen reinvention of that character in less than two decades.

Paramount and Nickelodeon are teaming up for yet another reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The series chronicled the the exploits of the turtle brothers as "they encounter new allies and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City". It will also be Nickelodeon Animation Studio's first-ever CG theatrical release. Paramount Pictures will distribute the film globally. Looking forward to seeing the Heroes in a Half-Shell in theaters again? After an initial CGI adaptation in 2007, the franchise would be revived in 2014 with a live-action/CGI hybrid theatrical film produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Paramount Pictures, with the first being panned by critics while the latter received better reviews than its predecessor, though was a commercial failure, leading to the scrapping of a third film.

It was previously announced that Nickelodeon and Netflix, as part of a separate deal, are partnering to produce an original animated 2D film based on the current "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series. Rogen and Goldberg are known for their subversive, crowd-pleasing takes, and one has to assume they're going to bring that to Leo, Donnie, Mikey, and Raph. The Turtles also starred in a CGI series that ran on Nickelodeon from 2012 to 2017. TMNT, whose cast included Chris Evans as Casey Jones. That's one heck of a legacy for superheroes who began as a joke.

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