The animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, which was released a year before it was due to be released on the big screen, now has a name. The film's red text has a cracked, sharp style similar to graffiti. Below that, the film's title, which sounds as though it was just drained of green toxic waste.
With the title, Rogen's film keeps it simple and relevant, revealing what will transpire in the Turtles' next film in theaters. It's a great visual touch, and it ties the animated feature back to Michael Bay's earlier live-action films.
Mutant Mayhem has come a long way since it first appeared as a follow-up to Bay's TMNT franchise in 2018. Rogen and his company decided to make it a CGI animated feature instead, ensuring that the franchise is still alive and well. In an interview with Collider, Rogen said he wanted to use this iteration of the turtles to highlight the coming-of-age narrative in TMNT.
Mutant Mayhem is being produced by Rogen and his Point Grey partner, Evan Goldberg. Based on a script written by Brendan O'Brian, Jeff Rowe will direct the film.
With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, TMNT fans have had a lot to say "Cowabunga!" to recently. Paramount is working on some villain-centric films, including Shredder to Bebop and Rocksteady, and all bad guys in between.
Mutant Mayhem is scheduled for August 4, 2023. Check out our interview with Rogen below: