News briefs: Turtles writer; Prey movie

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Cowabunga! John Fusco has been hired to write the new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, scheduled for a 2011 release, Variety reported; the new film will incorporate elements of the Turtles comics, created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman in 1983, and is being envisioned as an origin story.
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Writer Brad Ingelsby and Warner will develop a movie based on Sacred Prey, Vivian Schilling's paranormal novel about a hitman who finds himself cast back in time three days into the body of a man he killed and must prevent his own assassination, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Sam Raimi's horror thriller Drag Me to Hell drops on Blu-ray and DVD on Oct. 13.
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Disney will display props and costumes from sci-fi and fantasy films, including The Rocketeer, The Black Hole and the original 1982 Tron at the D23 booth at Comic-Con International this week in San Diego; eFX, meanwhile, will preview pieces from its new line of Disney collectibles, including a 4-foot, 1/45th-scale replica of the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
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