While trolling for news, I came across something I’d didn’t much like at all. Platinum Dunes is going to remake the Hitchcock classic, The Birds, for a 2009 release. The movie is rumored to star Naomi Watts. Watts is beautiful and talented and was terrific in everything from King Kong (yes, I loved it) to The Ring.
And yet, I believe there are some things you just don’t mess with. The Birds is so close to perfection, so Hitchcockian, so horrific that anyone who tries a remake is doomed to fail. (Platinum Dunes is also redoing – shudder – Friday The 13th.) Forgive me for ranting, but don’t they know what happened when Psycho was remade starring Vince Vaughan? Tonight, all I’ll see when I dream is Hitch twisting and turning in his grave. Am I right?Read More