If you were raised in the ‘80s, you likely remember Don Bluth’s classic animated film The Secret of NIMH. The film, based on the Robert C. O’Brien book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, was surprisingly solemn and a bit dark for an animated kids movie, which is part of what made it so special. That adaptation wasn’t entirely faithful to the source material, but it’s still quite a treasure. MGM has now secured the rights to O’Brien’s book, with plans to adapt it into a new series of films (yes, more than one) taking us back into the world of Mrs. Frisby and friends.
Here's some news that makes about as much sense as an elephant being able to fly: Disney is developing a live-action movie based on their classic animated film 'Dumbo,' with 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' writer Ehren Kruger penning the script. We'll give you a minute to collect your thoughts.
Welcome back to the Weekly Dose of Ridiculous, in which you join us in shaking our heads disapprovingly at the most absurd news stories of the week, collected in one post for your convenience. This week we're dealing with a remake of 'Videodrome,' Todd Phillips replacing Martin Scorsese, and an over-abundance of 'American Horror Story' promos.