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Earth to Echo’s David Green to Direct Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

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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.


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I have a "slice" of hope for the sequal now because of the new director. With Bay still as producer I still have my major doubts

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 To Begin Filming Next Month

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Mar 21, 2015

The New York Daily News brings word that the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will begin filming next month in New York City and Buffalo

“There is no better way to project the character of this city than through television and film,” Council Member Dan Garodnick said. “And what’s more New York than pizza-loving ninjas and a talking rat?”

Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form will return to produce the upcoming sequel which features a script by returning screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec. Megan Fox is expected to reprise her role of April O’Neil along with William Fichtner as Eric Sacks. The original film also starred Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Danny Woodburn, Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub. It grossed more than $477 million at the worldwide box office.

Though unconfirmed, previous reports on the sequel have alluded to the inclusion of the likes of Bebop and Rocksteady or even the interdimensional Krang as potential villains.

Set to be directed by Earth to Echo‘s David Green, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is set for release on June 3, 2016.


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Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio to Co-Star in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

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Mar 27, 2015

Heat Vision is reporting that supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio is set to take a major role in Paramount Pictures’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, in which she will play the love interest of Will Arnett’s Vernon Fenwick. A scene was shot on Wednesday in which the two were seen kissing at a New York Knicks vs L.A. Clippers basketball game, in which players DeAndre Jordan, Matt Barnes, J.J. Redick, Austin Rivers and Spencer Hawes will be prominently featured.

Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form return to produce the upcoming sequel which features a script by returning screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec. Megan Fox is expected to reprise her role of April O’Neil along with William Fichtner as Eric Sacks. The original film also starred Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Danny Woodburn, Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub. It grossed more than $485 million at the worldwide box office.

Though unconfirmed, previous reports on the sequel have alluded to the inclusion of the likes of Bebop and Rocksteady or even the interdimensional Krang as potential villains.

Directed by Earth to Echo‘s David Green, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is set for release on June 3, 2016.

Victoria’s Secret staple Ambrosio was previously featured in the movie Casino Royale and shows like “Entourage” and “Gossip Girl,” and will also have a featured role in the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy’s Home.

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Why is this happening? Who actually wants this?

And don't give me "The first made a ton of money". So did the Matthew Broderick Godzilla but it was so lousy no-one DREAMED of actually going through with the sequel. Why doesn't that happen to big franchises these days?

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Why is this happening? Who actually wants this?


I would imagine a whole bunch of little kids. :wink: I believe the grade school and pre-school crowd is the target audience, although I could be wrong. And maybe some adults who are on an 80's and 90's nostalgia trip.

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And don't give me "The first made a ton of money". So did the Matthew Broderick Godzilla but it was so lousy no-one DREAMED of actually going through with the sequel. Why doesn't that happen to big franchises these days?


Well ... you just said it, and I think you know in your heart it's true, sad as it is. It's the MONEY. TMNT 2 is being made by Paramount. They are a publicly traded company, and the stockholders are always demanding more, more, MORE. I feel kinda sorry for Paramount. In this day and age when superhero blockbusters rule, they've got very little. Disney has Marvel and Star Wars. Sony has Spider-Man. Warner Brothers has the DC library. Fox has the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Even Universal has the Universal Studios Monsters. Paramount has the Turtles and Transformers. I think they lost Indiana Jones to Disney.

So for now, Turtles it is. And don't forget, it's not just ticket sales. There's DVD and blu-ray. And there's the merchandising deals. The Turtles sell a ton of merchandise. They always have.

So, it's the money. Until kids get tired of'em, it's going to be a Turtles world.


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I would imagine a whole bunch of little kids. :wink: I believe the grade school and pre-school crowd is the target audience, although I could be wrong. And maybe some adults who are on an 80's and 90's nostalgia trip.
You're wrong. If little kids were the target audience the first movie would NOT have been rated PG-13. And nobody on a nostalgia trip wants to have their memories ruined.
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Well ... you just said it, and I think you know in your heart it's true, sad as it is. It's the MONEY. TMNT 2 is being made by Paramount. They are a publicly traded company, and the stockholders are always demanding more, more, MORE. I feel kinda sorry for Paramount. In this day and age when superhero blockbusters rule, they've got very little. Disney has Marvel and Star Wars. Sony has Spider-Man. Warner Brothers has the DC library. Fox has the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Even Universal has the Universal Studios Monsters. Paramount has the Turtles and Transformers. I think they lost Indiana Jones to Disney.
Paramount also has Star Trek. If they were smart they'd throw their entire weight behind it like MGM did James Bond and Skyfall and turn it into a global phenomenon. The first Abrams reboot was a good start but they totally missed the ball with Into Darkness.
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So for now, Turtles it is. And don't forget, it's not just ticket sales. There's DVD and blu-ray. And there's the merchandising deals. The Turtles sell a ton of merchandise. They always have.

So, it's the money. Until kids get tired of'em, it's going to be a Turtles world.
The only Turtles toys I've never seen run out are the movie toys. The ones based on the TV show, the 80's toon, even the comic book sell like gangbusters but the movie toys are still warming pegs. I think kids ARE already sick of that version of the Turtles.

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To be honest I thought it was a fun movie, and after sitting through it, truer to the original than hobbit-5 armies.

I'm fine with a sequel, better than a lot of the other stuff out there

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You're wrong. If little kids were the target audience the first movie would NOT have been rated PG-13. And nobody on a nostalgia trip wants to have their memories ruined.


C'mon. The Star Wars Prequels were rated PG. Are you telling me that Jar Jar Binks is a character that ADULTS would find interesting?

When I went to see Turtles, the theater was filled with families. Of course parents are going to take their kids to see a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

Just so you know, I'm not a big Turtles fan. I was already an adult when the Turtles craze started. I respect their place in comic history but I don't read the comics, watch the cartoons or collect the toys. I remember the 1990 live action movie and I thought it was okay for what it was. The same with this one. It was a fairly decent afternoon's entertainment.

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The only Turtles toys I've never seen run out are the movie toys. The ones based on the TV show, the 80's toon, even the comic book sell like gangbusters but the movie toys are still warming pegs. I think kids ARE already sick of that version of the Turtles.


From marketwatch:

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Disney Frozen’s Elsa doll beat Barbie in U.S. 2014 sales, but it’s not the top-selling toy for the year.

According to market research firm NPD Group, which tracks 80% of the U.S. retail market for toys, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures assortment was the top seller, benefiting from last year’s movie relaunch of the hit 80s classic toys.

My First Disney Princess Frozen Snow Glow Elsa, made by Jakks Pacific, took the second spot.


Look, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was made on a budget of 125 million. It grossed 485 million worldwide. It made another 31 million in DVD and bluray sales.

That last paragraph answers the question of why there's going to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.


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And don't give me "The first made a ton of money". So did the Matthew Broderick Godzilla but it was so lousy no-one DREAMED of actually going through with the sequel. Why doesn't that happen to big franchises these days?


Actually, just to beat this dead horse even further, the 1998 Godzilla movie was considered a commercial and critical failure. It was made for 130 million and grossed 136 million domestic. It made another 250 million worldwide. Not terrible numbers, but not great. And according to wiki "Planned sequels were abandoned and an animated series was produced instead. Poor merchandise sales for the film led to a cancellation of a toyline based on the animated series, and resulted in significant financial losses for toy manufacturer Trendmasters, which went out of business soon after."

So, it's like this. If a movie performs well, it gets a sequel. If it bombs, no franchise.

Don't hold your breath waiting for I, Frankenstein 2. Or Vampire Academy 2. That ain't happening.


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C'mon. The Star Wars Prequels were rated PG. Are you telling me that Jar Jar Binks is a character that ADULTS would find interesting?
Read what I posted again. I am in fact stating the exact opposite.
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Actually, just to beat this dead horse even further, the 1998 Godzilla movie was considered a commercial and critical failure. It was made for 130 million and grossed 136 million domestic. It made another 250 million worldwide. Not terrible numbers, but not great. And according to wiki "Planned sequels were abandoned and an animated series was produced instead. Poor merchandise sales for the film led to a cancellation of a toyline based on the animated series, and resulted in significant financial losses for toy manufacturer Trendmasters, which went out of business soon after."

So, it's like this. If a movie performs well, it gets a sequel. If it bombs, no franchise.

Don't hold your breath waiting for I, Frankenstein 2. Or Vampire Academy 2. That ain't happening.

My question is how much was the budget for the Turtles movie? It looks like one of those Michael Bay movies they spend 200 Million dollars on. I'd bet at least $140 million, right? Probably more. They say a movie has to make two and a half times its budget to break even. That's why a movie that cost $130 Million like Godzilla is still consider a dud even if it made 366 Million. What were the final box office numbers for the Turtles movie compared to its budget?

And you also hit on something else about Godzilla. It was a CRITICAL failure. It was a tentpole the studio was embarrassed to stand under. According to Rotten Tomatoes the same thing should have happened to this version of the Turtles. Studios are throwing huge money at sequels to movies that nobody wants to see. While I'm ranting, whose bright idea was it to greenlight Pacific Rim 2? Dang kids and their rock music.

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Title for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sequel Revealed?

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Mar 28, 2015

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Production on the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel is gearing up and the title for the sequel may have been revealed. Los Angeles Clippers player J.J. Redick appeared on Grantland’s “The Lowe Post” podcast (via Shockya) where he spoke about filming a scene for the movie and revealed it will be titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell.

This remains unconfirmed as the official title however, as “Half Shell” could be the production code name being used. Check back here as we learn more and listen to Redick’s reveal in the player below at the :45 mark.

Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form will return to produce the upcoming sequel which features a script by returning screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec. Megan Fox will reprise her role of April O’Neil along with William Fichtner as Eric Sacks. The original film also starred Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Danny Woodburn, Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub. It grossed more than $485 million at the worldwide box office.

Though unconfirmed, previous reports on the sequel have alluded to the inclusion of the likes of Bebop and Rocksteady or even the interdimensional Krang as potential villains.

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Read what I posted again. I am in fact stating the exact opposite.


Well, no you're not. Unless you see a really big difference between PG and PG13. I don't see a difference myself, but if that's the case with you, I'll use a different example. The Pirates of the Caribbean movies were all rated PG13 and there's no doubt in my mind those were aimed squarely at young adults, teenagers and children. Pretty much the same as TMNT.

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My question is how much was the budget for the Turtles movie? It looks like one of those Michael Bay movies they spend 200 Million dollars on. I'd bet at least $140 million, right? Probably more. They say a movie has to make two and a half times its budget to break even. That's why a movie that cost $130 Million like Godzilla is still consider a dud even if it made 366 Million. What were the final box office numbers for the Turtles movie compared to its budget?


I answered that already about 4 posts above this one, but I can copy and paste with the best of'em. Here it is again : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was made on a budget of 125 million. It grossed 485 million worldwide. It made another 31 million in DVD and bluray sales.

Fone, your original question was "Why is this happening?" The answer is THE MONEY. That's why. The critics, Rotten Tomatoes, the fans who claim they had their childhoods r aped, the studio doesn't care about any of that. They care about their bottom line. That's it.

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Studios are throwing huge money at sequels to movies that nobody wants to see.


485 million in ticket sales and 31 million in DVD and bluray sales is an awful lot of nobodies.


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Well, no you're not. Unless you see a really big difference between PG and PG13. I don't see a difference myself, but if that's the case with you, I'll use a different example. The Pirates of the Caribbean movies were all rated PG13 and there's no doubt in my mind those were aimed squarely at young adults, teenagers and children. Pretty much the same as TMNT.
I DO see a really big difference in PG and PG-13. Shrek is not aimed at the same audience The Dark Knight Rises is. The fact that the MPAA has made the ratings near meaningless nowadays does not change my opinion about that.
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I answered that already about 4 posts above this one, but I can copy and paste with the best of'em. Here it is again : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was made on a budget of 125 million. It grossed 485 million worldwide. It made another 31 million in DVD and bluray sales.

Fone, your original question was "Why is this happening?" The answer is THE MONEY. That's why. The critics, Rotten Tomatoes, the fans who claim they had their childhoods r aped, the studio doesn't care about any of that. They care about their bottom line. That's it.

485 million in ticket sales and 31 million in DVD and bluray sales is an awful lot of nobodies.

Never mind then. Missed those numbers. You're right. A sequel makes financial sense then. If the people want crap, give it to them.

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