Cowabunga! Paramount and Nickelodeon announced a CG animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) movie. Point Grey Pictures, founded by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in 2011, will be producing the film. The film will reportedly focus on the ‘teenage’ aspect of the famous crime fighting turtles.
Reported to Collider, Rogen explained his approach to the cherished heroes.
“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 a kind of jumping off point for the film.”
As a life long fan of the TMNT, one can only hope that the movie is gives the next generation a wonderful introduction to the franchise. It will be interesting to see if the Rogen’s comedy style and approach to the ‘teenage’ aspect of the turtles, will resemble his work in Freaks and Geeks, The 40 Year Old Virgin and Superbad.