TMNT: Out of the Shadows may have killed the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, but Seth Rogen is ready to bring the Heroes in a Half Shell back in animated form with the upcoming film TMNT: Mutant Mayhem.
The film is set to come out in August, and thanks to Empire, we have a new image of Leo, Raph, Donnie, and Mikey. Check this out:
With the Turtles being reinvented time and again, director Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs The Machines) talks about how the film kind of takes inspiration from films like Stand By Me and Lady Bird. He explains that they wanted to make:
“the ultimate teenage coming-of-age film… They’ve got a lot of that inauthentic confidence that teenagers have: when you’re a teen, you don’t know any better, so you operate with this hyped-up sense of, ‘We can do anything!’”
Though the TMNT movies are all focused on fun and selling action figures, it’s actually interesting how this upcoming film is actually going to try and become a coming-of-age tale—which is kind of expected when you have a story about young teens.
With the new photo drop, I imagine a new trailer for the film is going to be dropped soon. With release set for August, a new trailer drop in June makes sense; especially since it’s also said they’ll be releasing the new toys around that time as well.
Catch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem when it comes to cinemas on Aug. 4.