Producer Seth Rogen took Twitter to announce the official title of the upcoming CG animated film from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Tortues Ninja Teenage Mutant to restart. Scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 4, 2023, the action-adventure film is now titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
Its current theatrical release date will see the film go against the Jason Statham-directed Shark sequel Meg 2: The Trench. It will also debut the same month as Warner Bros.’ live-action. Pictures blue beetle.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is directed by Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, connected) from a screenplay written by Brendan O’Brien (Voisins: Sorority Rising). According to a previous interview, Rogen confirmed that the project will lean more towards a coming-of-age story. He echoed that statement again in a tweeter regarding the film’s voice casting, where he confirmed that they plan to cast teenagers to voice Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael.
The reboot will be produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver through their Point Gray Pictures banner. The new film will not only mark the first time in over a decade that a Tortues Ninja Teenage Mutant The film was fully animated, it also marks the first ever CG theatrical production for Nickelodeon Animation Studios, with Ramsey Naito, EVP of Animation Production and Development overseeing the project for Nickelodeon while Josh Fagen oversees Point Gray Pictures.
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Originally created in 1984 with the Mirage Studios comic book of the same name, the titular heroes first came to life on the small screen with the ’87 television series before hitting the big screen in 1990 at New Line Cinema, with the film garnering major box office success and spawning a three-movie franchise. After an initial CGI adaptation in 2007, the franchise would be revived in 2014 with a hybrid live-action/CGI theatrical film produced by Platinum Dunes and Michael Bay’s Paramount Pictures, the former receiving critical acclaim while the latter received better reviews. than its predecessor, but was a commercial failure, leading to the scrapping of a third film.