Platinum Dunes Finds a Director for its Remake of The Birds

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A remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s tale of avian terror has been rumored and talked about since way back in 2007, but it’s been quite some time since we’ve heard anything about it. Now it looks like The Birds reboot is back on track. Read on for details!

Variety reports that Platinum Dunes and Mandalay Pictures have tapped Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen (Taped) to direct a modern day version of The Birds, replacing previously attached directors Martin Campbell and Dennis Iliadis.

The original plotline followed a San Francisco socialite who moves to a small northern California town that is suddenly under attack from various types of birds. Plot details for the remake are unknown at this time.

Michael Bay will produce along with his Platinum Dunes producing partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller with Peter Guber and David Zelon also producing through Mandalay Pictures.

Universal Pictures executive vice president of production Scott Bernstein will oversee the project for the studio.

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  • LSD Zombie

    Anyone who dares to remake a Hitchcock film should have an anvil dropped on their cock.

  • Debi Moore

    The Birds is so near and dear to my heart that I cannot imagine that any remake would be able to do it justice, especially one that comes from Platinum Dunes. Although I know I’ll be so morbidly curious that I’ll just have to check it out anyway.

    • Rottenjesus

      It’s going to be so horrible it will be bring new meaning to the term horrible.

      I’m just being pragmatic here. 🙂

  • MonsterMash

    What? for real? Shit…..

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  • Sirand

    Poor bastard.

  • Rob

    Birdemic’s existence makes this pointless.