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The Birds

  Tags: Alfred Hitchcock, based on short story, Diederik Van Rooijen, Jonathan Herman, Juliet Snowden, killer birds, Mandalay Pictures, Martin Campbell, MISC, Naomi Watts, Platinum Dunes, REMAKES, Stiles White, Universal Pictures

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No official plot yet, but the original told of a town riddled with birds which attack anyone in sight.

CATEGORY
Misc | Remakes

RELEASE DATE
N/A
CURRENT STATUS
In Development
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Mandalay Pictures
Platinum Dunes
Universal Pictures
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Diederik Van Rooijen
WRITTEN BY
Jonathan Herman
Stiles White (early draft)
Juliet Snowden (early draft)
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Director Diederik Van Rooijen is best known as the writer and director of the Dutch television series Penoza, which has been remade for U.S. audiences as ABC's Red Widow.
  • Dennis Iliadis (Last House on the Left '09) was aiming for an R-rating when he was still attached to direct.
  • It's said that when Martin Campbell was set to direct that he was aiming for a PG-13 rating.
  • Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) was once attached to direct.
  • Naomi Watts was loosely attached to star for a number of years, but she's officially not involved now.
  • Once had a tentative July 3, '09 theatrical release set.
  • Actor George Clooney was once rumored to star.
  • Currently in development since 2005.
  • Production was originally said to begin in the Fall of '07.
  • It's said that in this film there will be an explanation as to why the birds attack people.
  • One of the script's earlier drafts was written by the duo Stiles White and Juliet Snowden (Boogeyman, The Possession).
  • Platinum Dunes is in talks to work with Mandalay Pictures to produce this.
  • The film will be based on the short story by Daphne Du Maurier, which was the inspiration for Hitchcock's movie.
  • Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes (TCM and Amityville remakes) production company are behind this.
  • A remake of the classic 1963 Hitchcock film with the same name.
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