Though it had been announced that Seth Rogen was working on his own animated reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it looks like Paramount isn’t done with the live-action films just yet.
According to Deadline, Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost, along with his brother Casey, have been tapped to write the next live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, and Michael Bay is also attached as a producer.
We don’t know yet if the film is going to follow the continuity of the reboot, but after Raphael actor Alan Ritchson revealed how disrespected he was during the production of the last two movies, it’s possible that Paramount could be looking to reboot for live-action as well; then again, I thought that the last two films were pretty solid (at least for the kids), and it would be great if we can get a proper conclusion to this version of the characters. The Turtles’ chemistry was still gold, and the action was solid and fun.
On the other hand, a reboot for live-action seems to be warranted. It’s been seven years since the release of 2014’s TMNT, enough time for that kid-audience to outgrow that iteration of the turtles. Though the franchise has a history, it does need to keep reinventing itself every few years for a new generation of kids who have yet to get into “Turtle Power”.
No release date has been set for the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.