Like the past two installments, plot details for the next TMNT film are being kept under wraps outside of the film revolving around everyone’s favorite pizza-eating, nunchuck-swinging, life-sized turtles. But now we’ve learned that a writing team has been tapped. Coming off an Emmy nomination for his work as a writer on Saturday Night Live, Colin Jost is continuing to build out his film slate and looks to have landed a big IP to give his own spin to. Sources tell Deadline that Jost and his brother Casey Jost have been tapped to co-write a new untitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film for Paramount Pictures.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Scott Mednick and Galen Walker are on as producers.
Paramount relaunched the franchise with Bay’s Platinum Dunes in 2014 with a new spin different from the New Line pics from the 1990s. The film went on to gross $485 million globally with a sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, bowing in 2016.
Paramount still sees the IP as a high priority at the studio especially after Nickelodeon announced it was relaunching the animated movie with Seth Rogen exec producing for 2023.