Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Scribes Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (“Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol”) have been brought on to pen the script for a reboot of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise at Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes. [Source: Deadline]
Gold Circle Films has picked up Shawn Linden’s Neo-Western action-thriller spec “The Duelist” which Lane Shadgett will perform rewrites on.
The story set in an underground world of quick-draw gunfights with classic themes of honor, blood, betrayal and redemption. [Source: Variety]
Lions, Tigers, and Bears
Paramount has hired Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson to pen an adaptation of Mike Bullock’s comic “Lions, Tigers, and Bears”.
The story focuses on an 8-year-old boy, Joey Price, who finds out that his stuffed animals are responsible for protecting him from the monsters that reside in his closet. [Source: Heat Vision]
Filmmaker Tom McCarthy (“The Station Agent,” “The Visitor”) has been hired to write the supernatural family comedy “Home Movies” which was previously set up at DreamWorks.
The story centers on a man who is able to revisit certain moments in his life through his home movies and change things. Jared Stern was the original writer. [Source: Reuters]