First time director James Madigan, who recently worked as second unit director on the prehistoric shark film “Meg,” has been named as helmer of “The Rats of NIMH”.
The project is a CGI and live action hybrid adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien’s novel “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH”. Published in 1971, the story follows a recently-widowed field mouse who faces impossible odds in the quest to move her family before a farmer’s plow comes through.
The text was previously adapted by Don Bluth as an iconic 1982 animated film titled “The Secret of NIMH”. Michael Berg is penning the script while Daniel Bobker and Ehren Kruger are producing.