Deadline has announced that Nickelodeon has plans for a CG-animated theatrical reboot of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ The film is set to be penned by Brendan O’Brien (‘Neighbors,’ ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) with Jeff Rowe (‘Gravity Falls,’ ‘Disenchantment’) directing. It will be produced by Seth Rogen (‘This Is the End,’ ‘Superbad’), Evan Goldberg (‘Sausage Party,’ ‘The Boys’), and James Weaver (’50/50,’ ‘Long Shot’).
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ revolves around the story of four turtles who gain sentience and superpowers following a lab accident. The team is guided by a martial arts-adept mouse, Master Splinter, and they face off against a variety of foes including The Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang. The series began as a comic series created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984 and published by Mirage Studios. Since its conception the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ series has made it to the big screen in two live-action adaptations and one CG adaptation, the first live-action series of three released from 1990 to 1993, the CG adaptation in 2007, and the more recent live-action adaptation in 2014 with a 2016 sequel. The series has also spawned numerous television and video game adaptations.