Yesterday, producer Seth Rogen took to Twitter to announce that his CGI-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is going to be released on August 11, 2023. The film is directed by Jeff Rowe, who wrote on Disney’s Gravity Falls and Netflix’s Disenchantment. He most recently co-directed the Netflix film The Mitchells Vs. The Machines.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise was birthed by a mature comic book that was later adapted into a successful toyline, multiple cartoon series, five live-action films, and various video games since the 1980s. It focuses on a group of pizza-obsessed teenage turtles that have been turned into humanoids thanks to a mutagenic ooze with alien origins and are trained by their master/father figure Splinter, a giant rat.
Most of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s experience with comic book properties have been with television projects such as AMC’s Preacher, Netflix’s The Boys, and Amazon’s popular mature animated series Invincible based on the Robert Kirkman comic. Their film credits include Superbad, Pineapple Express, This Is The End,The Interview, and the raunchy animated flick Sausage Party. The producing duo are also involved with Disney’s Darkwing Duck series revival, so they’re not only making mature entertainment.
A new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film was reportedly also in the works, but concrete movement hasn’t been mentioned in ages.
SOURCE: SETH ROGEN