Grab a slice of pizza because the heroes in a half shell are coming back out of the sewers in 2023.
The CG-animated reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” from producer Seth Rogen and Nickelodeon is heading to theaters on August 11, 2023, Rogen announced on Twitter.
Also producing from Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures production banner are co-founder Evan Goldberg and president James Weaver. Brendan O’Brien will write the reboot. He previously co-wrote the scripts for the comedies “Neighbors” and “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” both of which Rogen starred in and produced with Goldberg and Weaver. Jeff Rowe, who co-directed and wrote the recent Netflix animated movie “The Mitchells vs. the Machines,” will helm the film. Paramount is handling the global distribution for the reboot.
As a general fan of TMNT and the general goofiness they bring to the table, I love this. The movies, series and the games hold a nostalgic place in my heart, and I'm sure that feeling is tripled for a guy like Rogen who really grew up with them. Thats why I'm optimistic about this project. Rogen is a passionate guy who knows how to infuse good humor into anything he does.
Another couple of great signs are that Brendan O'Brien is on the script and Jeff Rowe is on the camera. The neighbors movies were very funny, and Mitchells vs the Machines was one of the best animated movies of the. past few years.
The pieces are are all here for something fantastic, now it's up to them to make it. work. Honestly, just. make them better than the Michael Bay ones. Those turtles still freak me out.