Neil Burger re-adapting Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH?

Movie News | Jul 29th, 2009

One movie that scared the crap out of me as a kid could be getting re-made from Paramount and director Neil Burger. The Secret of NIMH was about a widowed mouse who enlists the help of escaped lab rats to help her against a farmer and his plow. The way it was animated was beautiful and scary for a kid. Maybe it’s just a whole movie about rats that gives me the willies. But apparently Burger would adapt the book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and perhaps make it live action, maybe animated, maybe both? Who knows. Either way, I’ll probably skip this because the old movie still brings back haunted memories of scary rats. *runs away screaming*

Paramount’s in talks with director Neil Burger to adapt children’s book “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH,” with Cary Granat to produce the film.

Project’s based on Robert C. O’Brien’s 1971 book about a widowed field mouse who enlists escaped lab rats to help her prevent the destruction of her home by a farmer’s plow.

MGM adapted the book in 1982 as animated feature “The Secret of NIMH,” directed by Don Bluth. Paramount hasn’t indicated whether the new version will be live action, animated or a combination.

You can watch the Secret of NIMH in its entirety at Hulu here.


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