I’m sick of fighting it, I bitch and I bitch and then when the movie comes out- I actually enjoy it. I think it’s time to accept the fact that every single great film ever made will eventually be remade- now it’s time to take on the classic Hitchc0ck. Platinum Dunes, who is responsible for the awesome Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Amityville Horror remakes, and the upcoming Hitcher remake, will now be remaking one of the greatest horror films of all time- Alfred Hitchc0ck’s The Birds. Read on for the skinny…
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
“The Birds,” Alfred Hitchc0ck’s classic 1963 horror tale, looks to be taking flight again as a Universal Pictures remake. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes shingle is in negotiations to produce the film with Peter Guber though his Mandalay Pictures banner.
The new version would be based on the short story by Daphne Du Maurier, to which Universal owns the rights and which inspired Hitchc0ck’s movie. Tippi Hedren starred in the original thriller about increasingly vicious birds that terrorize a small town.
It won’t be the first time Universal, which was Hitchc0ck’s home for the latter part of the producer-director’s career, has been part of a remake of the master. In 1998, Gus Van Sant directed a scene-for-scene remake of “Psycho” for the studio. That same year, Warner Bros. Pictures and Koppelson Entertainment turned out “A Perfect Murder,” based on the play that inspired Hitchc0ck’s “Dial M for Murder.” And at Warners — underscoring the rage for Hitchc0ck remakes — the studio is mounting a new version of “Strangers on a Train,” based on the Patricia Highsmith novel that was the basis for the Hitchc0ck film.
Platinum — run by Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller — is no stranger to the remake genre itself. Its most recent offering, “The Amityville Horror,” has taken in more than $43 million after two weekends at the domestic boxoffice. Platinum remade “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” and recently set up a remake of “The Hitcher” with Focus Features to be released through Focus’ genre label, Rogue Pictures.