Scribes: Turtles, Duelist, Lions, Home

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]

The Duelist
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]

Home Movies
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]