Seth Rogen’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Will Embrace Being a Teenager
In case you didn’t know, Paramount is working with Seth Rogen and Nickelodeon on a CGI reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
And today Rogen talked about his vision for the new film.
Rogen tells Collider: “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 kind of a jumping-off point.”
The 1990 movie began when a mysterious radioactive ooze mutates four sewer turtles into talking, upright-walking, crime-fighting ninjas. The intrepid heroes are trained in the Ninjutsu arts by their rat sensei, Splinter. When a villainous rogue ninja arrives and spreads lawlessness throughout the city, it’s up to the plucky turtles to stop him.
It sports a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes with this Critics Consensus: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is exactly as advertised: one-liners, brawls, and general silliness. Good for the young at heart, irritating for everyone else.