The live action Nimh movie has a director! Note they said they don't want magic in this movie so no cool scenes with magic or glowing eyes on the great owl. It will just be a scary owl. No floating house at the end also. It will be based more on the original book. (never read it but man no magic is a no buy for me. I'll stick to the cartoon version.) Oh course that might changed as it's been about two years when this film was first announced. James Madigan to Direct MGM’s ‘Rats of Nimh’ Movie The original trailer.