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Reitman, Clooney reteam for Vertigo 3D

04.01.2010

After being nominated for Best Director at the Oscars for his last two films, Jason Reitman could pretty much have his pick of projects at any studio in Hollywood. Which makes this decision even stranger. Reitman has signed a deal to write and direct VERTIGO 3D, a remake of Hitchcock's 1958 classic, which will reteam him with UP IN THE AIR star George Clooney. Wait, what?! Yeah, you read that correctly...

Clooney will play the role made famous by Jimmy Stewart in the original; a detective who becomes strangely obsessed with the woman he's hired to trail and the sudden appearance of her doppelganger. In talks to join Clooney is Anne Hathaway though it's reportedly very early in negotiations.

While the original was more a psychological thriller, Reitman is looking to add some action sequences to, as he puts it, "make it more relatable to modern audiences." Reitman, who was quietly working on the script during the UP IN THE AIR press tour, will also be shooting the film in 3D and hopes to use the effect to more effectively convey the acrophobia of the lead character (think the Hitchcock zoom in 3D).

VERTIGO 3D is expected to be Clooney's next film after he wraps the Alexander Payne project THE DESCENDANTS. Universal Pictures and Paramount will be splitting the production costs with Paramount releasing domestically and Universal taking international territories.

Is this the worst remake news since Michael Bay talked about ROSEMARY'S BABY? Is this the worst use of 3D you've ever heard of??

Extra Tidbit: This is a fake April Fool's day article.
Source: JoBlo.com

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