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The Birds Remake?

Published April 26, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Universal
The Birds The Birds are ready for round two.
Remember some years back when there was a remake to the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho. Not only was the film a remake, but it was also exactly the same movie. Well, it seems that other Alfred Hitchcock classics have popped up on the remake radar-- including The Birds.

Remake of The Birds


According to TheHollywoodReporter, Universal is working with Michael Bay to pick up the rights for a The Birds remake. The film will be created by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Peter Guber's Mandalay Pictures. Here is a little of what THR had to report:

The new version would be based on the short story by Daphne Du Maurier, to which Universal owns the rights and which inspired Hitchcock'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 Hitchcock'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 Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder." And at Warners -- underscoring the rage for Hitchcock 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 Hitchcock film...


For the entire report, head over to TheHollywoodReporter.

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