News briefs: Shannon back on Lost, Avatar prequel book

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Maggie Grace, who played Shannon on Lost, will return to the ABC drama later this season, executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse confirmed to EW.com.

Avatar producer Jon Landau revealed to MTV that director James Cameron is going to write a prequel novel that may hit stores by the end of the year.

Erector Set is the latest toy property that may build its way onto the big screen, Variety reported; Helix Films has brokered a deal with Meccano Toy Co. to develop a 3-D family adventure based on the Erector Set brand of construction sets.

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