Released in 1963, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was based on the same-named story by Daphne du Maurier, published in 1952. The film spawned a mostly-unseen sequel in 1994, and after years of remake talks, the avian terror tale is now headed to the small screen courtesy of the BBC.
Digital Spy reports today that the BBC is remaking The Birds as a contemporary TV drama, though the site also notes that it’s actually going to be a new adaptation of the source material rather than a direct remake of Hitchcock’s classic.
“The BBC take will be set in rural Cornwall, where a farmhand and his community is being terrorized by flocks of birds and seagulls shortly after the end of the Second World War.”
Heyday Television is producing, with Conor McPherson writing.
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