Seth Rogen’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Film is coming to cinemas, and it’s a lot sooner than you might think.
Rogen is what we all like to call an ‘all-rounder.’ He’s an actor, comedian, and writer.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogen started his career very early on, doing stand-up comedy wherever he could.
Rogen often performed at the likes of birthday parties, and at the young age of sixteen, Rogen placed second in the 1998 Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest… Not bad for a high school dropout.
Rogen’s career kicked off when he found himself taking on a role in a TV series called Freaks and Geeks where he played Ken Miller.
Even though the show only managed to get out one season before it ended, it helped Rogen and the likes of James Franco and Jason Segel find their feet in a competitive industry.
He went on to gain roles in the likes of Undeclared, Donnie Darko, and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
One of his most popular pieces during that time had to be the American television version of Da Ali G Show which went on to receive an Emmy nomination for the writing team.
Then we have The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Superbad, Pineapple Express, and Funny People. And of course, let’s not forget his role in Neighbours and The Interview.
Let’s just say he’s achieved a lot since he placed second at a random comedy show back in 1998. He’s clearly had a lot of success along the way.
And now, it seems that Rogen’s most recent news has left a lot of fans excited…
His new film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is set to come to theatres on the fourth of August. He first announced the movie last year, claiming that while the focus of the film would be the ‘teenager’ aspect, the ‘mutant ninja turtles’ part won’t be ignored.
Rogen told collider: “As a lifelong fan of Ninja Turtles, weirdly the ‘Teenage’ part of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was always the part that stuck out to me the most, and as someone who loves teenage movies, and who’s made a lot of teenage movies, and who literally got their start in their entire profession by writing a teenage movie, the idea of kind of honing in on that element was really exciting to us,” Rogen said.
“I mean, not disregarding the rest, but really using that as a kind of jumping-off point for the film.”
Together with James Weaver and Evan Goldberg, Rogen will produce the movie under his Point Grey Productions banner, which also houses Nickelodeon Animation Studio. It will be the former’s first-ever computer-generated movie and will be released by Paramount Pictures.
Upon hearing the news, many fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the upcoming film, with one writing: The Boys, Preacher and Invincible… I trust this man at producing. His comedies are gold too, he produced This is the End.”
While another commented: “WOAH this just appeared in my screen for the first time. The best is that I didn’t know and don’t have to wait but a few months lol!”
“Some folks don’t understand how good of a writer/producer Seth Rogan is. I’m not a huge fan of his acting, but dude is great behind the scenes,” a third added.