Michael Bay producing remake of The Birds

News Simon Brew 13 Mar 2014 - 12:10

It's definite: Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes is remaking Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds...

This one's direct in from our 'you can't make this shit up department'. It was marked urgent, but it's still taken us a week or two to get around to writing it up. We hope you understand.

So: you know the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece The Birds? The 1963 thriller with Tippi Hedren in the lead role? Well, firstly there's a remake coming (which has been chatted about for a while). Secondly, Michael Bay is producing the remake.

We'll give you a minute.

Better? Er, okay. Variety has broke the news that The Birds remake is happening, and that Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes is producing it. Bay will be one of the film's producers.

The director of the new The Birds will be Diederik Van Rooijen, a Dutch helmer with several credits across film and TV to his name. He will be making his Hollywood directing debut on the film.

The Guardian also reports that Naomi Watts is rumoured to be taking on Hedren's role.

More news on the project as we hear it. Can Brett Ratner do North By Northwest next?

The Guardian.
Variety.

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