Friday, February 28, 2014

Michael Bay producing The Birds remake

And somewhere, in the state of Florida, Jeb Bush is eating a live puppy. That's how I feel about a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.

I know I've said each remake should be judged on its own terms, but remaking The Birds is as stupid an idea as remaking Psycho, and look how that turned out. Some movies should be left alone, and The Birds is one of them.

Why? Killer birds attacking a small town is kind of a dumb idea, and I'm convinced only a master like Hitchcock can pull it off. Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes has recruited Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen, who made a couple of movies called Daylight and Taped. I doubt he's a Hitchcock-in-waiting.

Oh yeah, Michael Bay is involved. His sensibilities are more in line with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Friday the 13th, and he's already remade those movies. The Birds needs a different touch.

It's still early on, so no word on when this'll hit theatres. My hope is never.

Source: io9
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