Earth to Echo’s David Green to Direct Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2SuperHeroHype
Dec 04, 2014
Although he had spoken in the past
about his plans for additional big screen entries in the franchise, it looks like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
helmer Jonathan Liebesman won’t be returning for 2016′s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
. Instead, Variety
is reporting that the director’s chair will go to Earth to Echo
helmer David Green.
The original film, released this past summer, stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub. It grossed more than $477 million at the worldwide box office and lands on DVD and Blu-ray December 16.Earth to Echo
, released this year by Relativity Media, offered a family-friendly “found footage” tale with an overall tone somewhere between E.T.
and The Goonies
. It grossed $45 million worldwide on a very modest $13 million budget.
Michael Bay will again produce the big screen take on the heroes-in-a-half-shell through his Platinum Dunes. The sequel is already set for release on June 3, 2016.