A remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic, The Birds, is in the works as a television show over at the BBC according to DigitalSpy. The original movie was released in 1963 and starred Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette and Tippy Hedren. Hedren played a San Franciscan who moves to a smaller California town where birds have started to attack the townsfolk. The new series will more closely follow the novella the original film was based on and will not be set in California but will take place in the county of Cornwall, England. Connor McPherson is set to pen the series, and it is familiar territory for the writer as he previously adapted the novella as a play in 2009. The novella has also twice been adapted for radio plays.
Hitchcock was the master of suspense, he had the ability to make almost anything incredibly frightening and as classic as Hitchcock’s films are, I think it is time that some at least some of his works are modernized. The original masterpieces will of course still be there to watch, but the stories should to be updated for a new generation. Hollywood has already played around with sequels and remakes of Psycho, including the show Bates Motel (which in my opinion is the best iteration of the story since the original), so why not explore some of the other options? I personally have said for a few years now, that if done correctly, I wouldn’t mind seeing a remake of North by Northwest.
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