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Michael Bay-produced The Birds remake back on with new director

02.28.2014by: Eric Walkuski

That remake of THE BIRDS you had hoped was dead and buried? It has risen once again.

Universal Pictures and Platinum Dunes have tapped Dutch helmer Diederik Van Rooijen to direct the remake of the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, according to Variety. While fairly unknown in the states, Van Rooijen has a long and healthy career working in the Netherlands, on both the big and small screen.

Platinum Dunes' Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are overseeing the project, along with Mandalay Pictures' Peter Guber and David Zelon.

THE BIRDS has been trying to take flight for years; back in 2007, Naomi Watts and director Martin Campbell were attached to the project, but it ultimately fell apart. Then in 2009, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT director Dennis Iliadis climbed aboard the film, but clearly that didn't work out either.

Extra Tidbit: I can't say I'm in favor of a remake of THE BIRDS, how about you?
Source: Variety

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6:33AM on 03/01/2014
Dear God, Why??? Why not remake Citizen Kane too while you're at it?
Dear God, Why??? Why not remake Citizen Kane too while you're at it?
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2:34PM on 02/28/2014

No!!!

Why are they still letting Michael Bay remake classic horror films? Not one, yes, not one of his remakes have bettered or even matched their original. This generation a filmgoers are only going to know these watered-down lesser versions of great films. Yes, they can still watch the original but will they? The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake should not be the first "Texas Massacre" film anyone sees, it should be Hooper's original. Bottom line, if you can't improve upon it, then don't.
Why are they still letting Michael Bay remake classic horror films? Not one, yes, not one of his remakes have bettered or even matched their original. This generation a filmgoers are only going to know these watered-down lesser versions of great films. Yes, they can still watch the original but will they? The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake should not be the first "Texas Massacre" film anyone sees, it should be Hooper's original. Bottom line, if you can't improve upon it, then don't.
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