Cat predicts people’s deaths – meow he’s getting his own movie

by: James Wallace
August 24th, 2010

Maybe you've heard this story. Or maybe, since A Current Affair hasn't been on for awhile now, you haven't. Allow me to catch you up.

Once upon a time, there was a baby kitten named Oscar. Oscar lived in a retirement home, providing cuddly warmth and feline friendship to all the elderly people that had been shipped off there because their kids didn't want to take care of them anymore chosen to live at the old people paradise on their own will and accord. After some time, the doctors and nurses began to take notice of an amazing occurrence - the cat would curl up with a sick senior a few hours before they passed on! So much so that the staff would alert family members based on Oscar's behavior due to his sixth sense. To this day, the five year old tabby still makes his rounds, bringing peace to those moving on to the afterlife. (For the record, it's not totally unexplained. Many think the animal can sense the person's ketones, or "the biochemicals released by dying cells.")

Now, as Variety reports, the feline future-predictor is getting his tale made into a movie thanks to screenwriters Stephen Lindsey (HACHI: A DOG'S TALE) and Luis Ugaz, whose script will be based off the nonfiction book "Making the Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat." Wind Dancer Films and Anonymous Content will produce.

No word yet on sequel plans to pair Oscar with Paul, the psychic World Cup-predicting octopus, for a road movie/sequel to COCOON.

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