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Pawsome! Harry Potter producer joins 'Warriors' fighting cat film

Accio litterbox! The hit book series about warring cat clans is purr-gressing toward production.

Anyone who owns cats know that they may look sweet and docile, but when it comes time to throw down, they can be fur-ocious.

That's the point behind the "Warriors" series of novels, which tells of the adventures of four clans of fighting cats. Last month, the film rights to the series were acquired by China's Alibaba Pictures, and on Sunday, Harry Potter producer David Heyman announced he's on board.

Heyman produced all eight Potter films, plus the newly released Potter universe film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." His involvement was announced at an event at the British Embassy in Beijing, the Associated Press reported. There's no release date yet.

The film will be live-action, but the warrior cats will be computer-generated, and the film will probably be released in 3-D, Heyman said. And if you're not having "Laser Cats" flashbacks, you really should go watch that paw-some "Saturday Night Live" Digital Short one more time.

Gizmodo points out that the book series, which has sold 30 million copies worldwide, has an official trailer that may give a few hints to how the movie could paw-sibly purr-gress. Best line? "You speak from your heart, young Firepaw." Yes, this is fur real. We wouldn't be kitten you, meow.

(Via Gizmodo)