Seth Rogen has been busy dipping his toes in almost every major pop culture project of late. His production company Point Grey Pictures recently garnered a lot of su0ccess with their animated adaptation of Invincible. He also acts as an executive producer on the popular Amazon series The Boys, where he even had a few cameos. Now, their next major project is a CGI animated film based on the popular Nickelodeon franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Around two months ago, the rumor hit the web that they’re already looking for the four brothers. Now, Rogen took to Twitter to reveal the release date for the upcoming film with a small visual that seems to stem from Leonardo’s science lesson.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… Aug 11 2023 (Leo takes notes like I used to)
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 1, 2021
It is still uncertain which direction they will take the characters. The original comic was quite a bit darker before the 80s animated series gave it a child-friendly vibe. Even the latest adaptations have played around with different styles that continue to make the franchise a mainstay in popular culture. There are countless storylines to chose from, as they may try to avoid introducing the long-time villain Shredder in the first entry. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has a lot of franchise potential.
So, they might be mapping out a storyline that could be built upon if the first entry is a success. Rogen‘s track record has proven he is a powerhouse in the industry and it will be exciting to see what visual style we can expect from this CG-animated film. The actor and producer seem excited about the project. So, we might expect quite a few teases in the coming years as we near the August 11th release date