The Hollywood trades are all reporting that Jonathan Liebesman is in negotiations to direct Paramount’s live-action reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Paramount and producer Michael Bay.  At this point in his career, Liebesman, who directed the remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre as well as Battle: Los Angeles and the forthcoming Wrath of the Titans, which debuts on March 30th, is a legit, if somewhat of a second-tier, director.
Created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles began as a comic book parody and became a worldwide kids’ entertainment phenomenon spinning off TV cartoons, feature films, and more toys than there are bedbugs in Manhattan.
The studio has released few details about the script for the franchise reboot, which was written by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, the pair that penned the recent hit Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol for Tom Cruise.