Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in for a CG animated cinematic reboot, courtesy of Point Grey Pictures and Nickelodeon, with Hollywood’s Seth Rogen among the new feature film’s producers.
Distributed by Paramount Pictures, the feature film will be Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s first CG theatrical production, and will be overseen by Ramsey Naito, executive vice president of animation production and development at Nickelodeon.
Among the producers will be Hollywood’s Seth Rogen, who will be joined by Evan Goldberg and James Weaver with Jeff Rowe – known for Gravity Falls and Connected – on board to direct. The animated film’s script it being penned by Brendan O’Brian.
“Adding Seth, Evan and James’ genius to the humour and action that’s already an integral part of TMNT is going to make this a next-level reinvention of the property,” said Brian Robbins, president of kids & family entertainment for ViacomCBS, in a press release.
“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.”
Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1984 as a comic book series. It then became a hit animated television show, spawning a live-action television series and several blockbuster theatrical releases. This film will be the Turtles’ second CG-animated feature film after 2007’s TMNT.
Nickelodeon rebooted the franchise for television in 2012 with the CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It then launched another reimagining fo the property with the 2D-animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2019. The new film is part of a separate deal from the original animated 2D film based on the current Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series that is in the works at Netflix.