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"Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" in Development

Posted: July 28th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" in DevelopmentSubmit Comment
Paramount Pictures is developing a feature film based on the award-winning children's tale "Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH." Director Neil Burger (The Illusionist) is in talks to write the screenplay.

Robert C. O'Brien's "Rats of NIMH" won the Newbery Medal in 1972 and has been a staple in children's bookstores and libraries since. The story centers on a mouse -- the titular Mrs. Frisby -- faced with a crisis when her son falls ill and she must move her family to escape a farmer's plow.

Mrs. Frisby enlists a group of former lab rats, whom she soon discovers run a highly evolved society, who possess advanced technologies and divide labor in the manner of a human community.

This is the second time that the book will be brought to the big screen after Don Bluth directed the animated "The Secret of NIMH" back in 1982.

Source: THR


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tolgaboy writes:
on July 28th, 2009 at 7:23:43 PM

WHADDE F K IS THIS
Aaron writes:
on July 28th, 2009 at 7:34:55 PM

Some things.... are sacred...
synthetic1985 writes:
on July 28th, 2009 at 7:54:24 PM

so does this mean it's a remake or a sequel or what?
FBO writes:
on July 28th, 2009 at 8:49:44 PM

It means no one thought up their own damn idea and said, let's f**k up someone's childhood.
IAmTheWii writes:
on July 28th, 2009 at 8:52:09 PM

If this is done in ANYTHING but animation, ala Bluth's classic, I will regard it as the death of cinema.

Okay, maybe not that far, but they'd better do it in animation.
bale01289 writes:
on July 29th, 2009 at 1:14:38 AM

Watched The Secret of Nimh just last week. I agree with all of you on leaving this one be!

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