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Shane Acker, who co-wrote and directed the 2009 animated film 9, has been tapped to helm Reel FX’s adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics Beasts of Burden. The untitled film is being written by Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Killer). Aron Warner, Reel FX’s president of animation, is producing the film with Mike Richardson from Dark Horse Entertainment and Andrew Adamson and his Strange Weather shingle. The Eisner Award-winning Burden, created by Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), is set in Burden Hill, a community where a series of supernatural events occurs that causes

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