Mrs. Frisby & The Rats of NIMH to Become Another Rebooted Franchise

     With Hollywood's current goal to reboot every beloved thing under the sun, it's no wonder they are turning their eyes towards the 1982 film The Secret of NIMH, based on the Newberry winning Robert C. O'Brien book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.  They are masterpieces.  Each in their own right.

     MGM has obtain the rights to the book and have a writer of all 5 Ice Age films, Michael Berg, set to script the project.  It's said to be a live action and CGI hybrid film focused on retelling the origin story with hopes of turning it into a franchise.

     For those of you who haven't read the book, I would highly recommend it- as much as I would recommend the old animated film, it is a classic.  Here is the book summary and link to Amazon:
     "Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award-winning classic by notable children's author Robert C. O'Brien.   
Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved. Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma. And Mrs. Frisby in turn renders them a great service."
     Source [ Deadline ]

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