You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Paramount eyes Burger for ‘NIMH’

Project is based on Robert C. O'Brien's book

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.

Former Walden exec Granat most recently produced “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Burger’s directing credits include “The Illusionist” and “The Lucky Ones.”

More Film

  • Michael Moses Dwight Caines

    Universal Marketing Overhaul: Michael Moses Promoted, Dwight Caines Hired

    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 […]

  • TODD FISHER Bright Lights Producer

    Todd Fisher Opens Up About Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

    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 […]

  • Disney Pixar Bob Iger John Lasseter

    Is the Era of the Superstar Media Executive Over?

    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 […]

  • Heather GrahamWomen in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail

    Heather Graham, Jodi Balfour to Star in Drama 'The Rest of Us'

    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 […]

  • PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT - In the

    How 'Incredibles' Became Animation's Hottest Franchise

    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 […]

  • Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom - Kelloggs

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Video Now Playing on Kellogg's Boxes

    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 […]

  • Korea Box Office: 'Accidental Detective 2'

    Korea Box Office: 'Accidental Detective 2' Holds off 'Oceans 8'

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content