Oscar The Death-Predicting Cat To Get His Own Movie...?!!?!?!

EDIT: It just occurred to me... this movie is full-on OSCAR BAIT!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't really have the words to properly report this news, but I'm going to give it my best effort. Have you ever heard of the death-predicting cat, Oscar? It's a pretty wacky story, actually. A Rhode Island nursing home adopted this kitten, now five years old. After a year of living there, the staff noticed that the feline would curl up at the feet of those who were mere hours away from death. While he didn't help save any lives, Oscar did come to be used as a sort of early warning system, with nursing home staff letting family know whenever the cat did his curling up thing. And he's still at it today!

A book was written on the subject, "Making the Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat," and now it has been optioned for a movie, Variety reports. This is all besides the point though. Upon learning of this news, I had the following IM exchange with Josh Wigler about what the pitch for this story should really. It's the sort of thing you might expect from an executive brainstorming session. IM handles have been changed to protect the innocent.

Rosenberg: ummm

Rosenberg: http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=33597

Wigler: good lord.

Rosenberg: =D

Rosenberg: if i had money, i would pay to make that a reality

Rosenberg: but i would change it

Rosenberg: death cat would literally be DEATH in cat form

Rosenberg: he'd go around with his little black cloak

Rosenberg: and his little tail scythe


Wigler: I would watch the s--t out of that

Rosenberg: i'm thinking TV series

Rosenberg: with Howie Mandel voicing Death Cat's inner monologue

Rosenberg: in a bastardization of his Gizmo voice

Wigler: YES

Wigler: Howie Mandel in anything

Wigler: Bobby's World big screen reboot

Rosenberg: it's like Quantum Leap, but everbody always dies and there's no sad "will he ever go home" subplot

Interested TV pitchfolk can direct all inquiries to me here. Thanks to JoBlo for coining the awesomely hilarious moniker "Death Cat"... you guys definitely get some points.