Fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rejoice, because the franchise is coming back for another film.
Deadline reports that Colin Jost and his brother Casey have been pegged to write a script for the upcoming cinematic reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This comes off of Colin Jost’s recent Emmy nomination for writing on Saturday Night Live.
The new Paramount Pictures film, written by the Jost brothers, will also see Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Scott Mednick and Galen Walker as producers.
No, we know nothing about the plot at this time. Those movies are kept under a tight lock and key. With Jost writing the words, it’s likely to include some clever dialogue. The previous two installments of the TMNT reboot were also very scarce on spoilers. We do know that there will be ninja action, comedy, and pizza.
Paramount relaunched the franchise with Michael Bay’s 2014 film that took the characters in a totally different direction. Some fans disliked the new take on their favorite shell-sporting mutants, but the film still grossed $493.3 million in the box office. The film’s 2016 sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, racked in $485 million globally, so a trilogy of films was expected.
Paramount is using TMNT all over the place. Nickelodeon also has a television series in development with Seth Rogen as executive producer that will launch in 2023.
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