A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg would be working on a new animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film reboot. After the Michael Bay reboot was considered a critical failure and the sequel only took in $245.6 million on a $135 million production budget, It was clear to everyone that something had to change.

While chatting with Collider about his new HBO Max release, American Pickle, the subject of the Turtles came up, and it looks like Rogen has a very specific view of what he wants to do with the franchise:

“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. I mean, not disregarding the rest, but really using that as kind of a jumping off point for the film.”

Seth Rogen