AceShowbiz - The new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie now has a release date. The upcoming reboot, which is produced by Seth Rogen in partnership with Nickelodeon, is heading to theaters on August 11, 2023, so the actor announced on his social media pages.
Taking to Instagram and Twitter to share the news, the "Neighbors" star teased the project by unveiling scribbles from what appears to be a page from a young Leonardo's science notebook. Leonardo, who is one of the four shelled heroes at the center of the kids franchise, makes jokes and references about his brothers and "TMNT" teammates Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello on the page.
There's also a note to "apologize to April," their friend and reporter who has helped them fight crime in nearly every iteration of the franchise. There's additionally a drawing of Leonardo's iconic sword, with fiery doodles of the words "honor," "loyalty" and "discipline," as well as details about genetic mutations.
In the caption of the post, Rogen wrote, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Aug, 11 2023 (Leo takes notes like I used to)."
The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot from Rogen and Nickelodeon was first unveiled to be in the making in June. At the time, it was reported that the writer/director will be producing alongside Evan Goldberg and James Weaver under their Point Grey Pictures.
Jeff Rowe ("Gravity Falls", "Connected") is on board to direct, with Brendan O'Brien ("Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising", "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates") being tapped to write the screenplay. Paramount will be handling global distribution of the film.
The new feature adaptation of the Kevin Eastman-Peter Laird-created comic book will be CG animated. Other details, including the storyline and the cast, are yet to be shared.