The Birds Rehash Gets A Director
By Dr. Know on February 28th, 2014
Universal Studios has hired Dutch helmer Diederik Van Rooijen to direct the needless remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds, which Platinum Dunes and Mandalay Pictures are producing.
Van Rooijen is best known as the writer and director of the Dutch TV series Penoza, which has been reworked for U.S. audiences as ABC’s Red Widow.
The most recent version of the script was written by Jonathan Herman.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing at Platinum Dunes, while Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman are producing for Mandalay Pictures.
Expect casting announcements in the near future.
Here’s the trailer for the retro original.