Animated ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot In The Works From Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is on the way, and no, it won’t be another live-action one from Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. Paramount is looking to reboot the franchise once again, and this time they’re going the animated route with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg running the show.

Deadline reports Paramount has teamed up with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to produce a new animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. The film will be directed by Jeff Rowe, best known as a writer on animated shows Disenchantment and Gravity Falls. He’s also co-director on Connected, the upcoming animated film by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The script is by Neighbors 2 writer Brendan O’Brien, obviously, someone Rogen is pretty familiar with.

It’s been four years since sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows failed to light up the box office, and while there has been talk of doing a reboot since, nothing suggested it would go this route. But it does make sense to try something a little bit different, although we should be reminded they did go with a CGI reboot titled TMNT back in 2007. Pretty cool film, too, but it failed to break $100M and did nothing for the franchise.

Rogen and Goldberg do know their way around animation, however, but I would like to Ninja Turtles won’t be nearly as raunchy as Sausage Party.

Travis Hopson
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