Actor Seth Rogen has been making the promotional rounds for his upcoming HBO Max film An American Pickle while speaking with Collider they brought-up his new CGI animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film that he is producing with his production company Point Grey Productions alongside partner Evan Goldberg.
The reboot will be directed by Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Disenchantment) with Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors) writing it.
Seth revealed to Collider that he’s not only a fan of the property but believes that his experience making teenage movies would allow him to tap into what makes the Turtles awesome, their teenager aspect.
ROGEN: “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. I mean, not disregarding the rest, but really using that as kind of a jumping-off point for the film.”
It’ll be interesting to see how “drastic” this reboot actually will be and if they’ll attempt to bring back the spirit of the original 1980s cartoon or taking more of a modern spin on the Turtles.