Originally Published: May 3, 2005
Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production label is in negotiations with producer Peter Guber and Mandalay Pictures to develop a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1963 horror film The Birds, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As in the original, the new version would be based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier about a series of mysterious bird attacks which terrorize the inhabitants of a small town.
Universal owns the rights to the story and the original film and previously produced the 1998 remake of Hitchcock’s Psycho, directed by Gus Van Sant and in that same year, the film A Perfect Murder, based on the play which inspired Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder.
Warner Brothers also recently joined in the Hitchcock revival by announcing an updated version of the film Strangers on a Train, which will be released in 2006.