Rogen's Point Grey Pictures Is Producing The Flick
Nickelodeon is rebooting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. According to Deadline, a CGI version of the Kevin Eastman/Peter Laird comic book is coming with Seth Rogen's Point Grey Pictures set to produce. Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce with Rogen. Jeff Rowe (Gravity Falls, Connected) will direct and Brendan O'Brien (Neighbors: Sorority Row, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) has been tapped to write the screenplay.
Paramount will handle the global distribution of the film.
“Adding Seth, Evan and James’ genius to the humor and action that’s already an integral part of TMNT is going to make this a next-level reinvention of the property," said Brian Robbins, President, Kids & Family for ViacomCBS. "I’m looking forward to see what they do, and I know that Ramsey Naito and her team are excited to take the Nick Animation Studio into another great direction with their first-ever CG-animated theatrical.”
Nickelodeon brought the franchise to life again in 2012 with the CG-animated seriesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The network further reimagined the Ninja Turtles with the 2D-animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last year. As part of a separate deal, Nickelodeon and Netflix are partnering to produce an original animated 2D film based on the current Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series.
Since 1990, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film franchise has hauled in $1.15 billion across six movies from three different studios. New Line released three live-action flicks between 1990-1993 which grossed $323.2 million. The last two movies, released by Paramount and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes in 2014 and 2016, were also live-action and earned a combined $730.6 million.
The last time there was a feature CG version of the Ninja Turtles was Warner Bros.’ TMNT (2007) which generated $96 million worldwide.
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