A director swap is on tap for a burgeoning franchise. To the surprise to some, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a box office success when it opened in theaters this past August, going on to gross $477 million worldwide. Critical reaction was less than stellar, but audiences (namely kids) seemed to dig this new motion-capture-enhanced iteration of the titular Turtles. Paramount officially dated a sequel for June 3, 2016, and Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: LA) seemed enthused about the prospect of returning for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 with ideas about where the franchise could go in a further installment. However, Paramount Pictures has opted to take a new approach to the follow-up, and they have their eye on Earth to Echo director David Green to take the reins.
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