Today, Nickelodeon announced something that I think many of us are excited for: a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie! The film will be CG-animated with Brendan O’Brian (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Neighbors) writing it and Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Disenchantment) serving as director. This next chapter of TMNT is coming from the combined minds of Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, and James Weaver and their production company Point Grey Pictures.
Unfortunately, we have been given no indication as to what the story will be or what to expect from it. However, we do know that Paramount Pictures will be in charge of distributing the film which is set to be released in theaters eventually. Brian Robbins of ViacomCBS said:
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 see 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.
It should be noted that this film is a whole new adventure and is not the same as the 2D-animated film based on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that is currently being worked on by Nickelodeon and Netflix.
There are a lot of TMNT fans out there, and they’ve been getting quite a bit of time in the sun. They recently wrapped up their first comic crossover with Power Rangers in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from BOOM! Studios, and if you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. The Turtles were first introduced back in 1984 and have enjoyed quite a few films, TV series, and comic books to cement their legacy in pop culture.