It seems that Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes may have found the director they want to reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into theaters. Variety reports that Jonathan Liebesman---helmer of the upcoming sequel Wrath of the Titans---has entered talks to lead the classic characters back into the spotlight for Paramount and their co-producer Nickelodeon.
The news comes eight months after Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec were brought on board for some rewrites. The writing team of Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man) had originally been charged with the penning duties back in 2010 when Platinum Dunes acquired the rights. Dunes' Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are producing.
Based on the comic characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, this adventure would mark the fifth big screen outing for the sewer-dwelling heroes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as well as their master Splinter, Laird has said that the film will remain true to the spirit of the original comic books. He also added that the film may employ face replacement technology, which would allow the turtles to be much more expressive.