Now that there are at least 10 times as many rats as people in New York City, it's only fitting that they're getting their own movie. Oh, and if you didn't already know that there were 10 times as many rats as people — sleep tight, New Yorkers!
Plans for the feature-length documentary film about those lovable rodents (who are definitely waiting to bite you when you fall asleep on the train) was announced today at the Toronto International Film Festival by the producers of the anti-Sea World documentary Blackfish. They've purchased the rights to Robert Sullivan's international bestseller Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
The movie will "examine the enigmatic and oft-despised creature against the backdrop New York."
From Hollywood Reporter:
"Like the book, the film will feature facts about rats (they can have sex 20 times a day and produce thousands of offspring) as well as portraits of city dwellers, exterminators, trash collectors, city officials, Nobel-winning scientists, ethnographers, scholars and historians, along with showing some of the most notoriously rat-infested areas of the city."
Production starts early next year, so there may be rats in a movie theater near you pretty soon. Well, more rats than usual.
In the meantime, here's a scene from another rat documentary to
whet kill your appetite:
[Via The Hollywood Reporter]