Seth Rogen’s Ninja Turtles Reboot “Honing In” on the Teenage Element

Seth Rogen’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot will attempt to hone in on the teenage element of the characters.

Pararmount and Nickelodeon announced a CG animated TMNT movie reboot last month and Rogen, who is producing, recently told Collider that the movie will use the “teenage” aspect as a “jumping off point.” He said the movie will make sure to hone in on that element but that it won’t disregard the mutant ninja turtles part.

“As a lifelong fan of Ninja Turtles, weirdly the ‘Teenage’ part of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was always the part that stuck out to me the most, and as someone who loves teenage movies, and who’s made a lot of teenage movies, and who literally got their start in their entire profession by writing a teenage movie, the idea of kind of honing in on that element was really exciting to us,” Rogen said. “I mean, not disregarding the rest, but really using that as a kind of jumping off point for the film.”

Rogen will produce the film with Evan Goldberg and James Weaver under their Point Grey Pictures umbrella alongside Nickelodeon Animation Studio. This will be the latter’s first-ever CG theatrical production. Paramount Pictures will distribute the movie.

This reboot will be directed by Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected, Disenchantment) and written by Brendan O’Brian (Neighbors, Sorority Rising, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates).

Catch up on the turtle crew by reading about every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie, TV series and game that’s been made and then check out our thoughts on Rogen’s latest movie in our An American Pickle review.

And if you’re clamoring for more TMNT now, check out the IDW comic book series.


Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow me on Twitter @LeBlancWes

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