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Time to remake another Hitchcock film with A Royal Affair's Nikolaj Arcel at the helm

03.21.2013

Alfred Hitchcock seems to be getting more attention these days. There were two biopics made on the filmmaker, and there's soon to be the series prequel to PSYCHO-- BATES MOTEL. There's also been a need to remake the films of Hitchcock like 1998s PSYCHO with Vince Vaughn and there was supposed to be a remake of THE BIRDS that had Jessica Biel involved.

Now it seems that Dreamworks has found a director to take on their remake of Hitchcock's REBECCA. Nikolaj Arcel, whose A ROYAL AFFAIR won Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, will take on the project as helmer. Rasmus Heisterberg and Arcel also scripted the Swedish adaptation of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

The original film was based on the novel from Daphne Du Maurier, and focused on, "a naive young woman who marries a rich widower and moves into his mansion, only to discover that the memory of the first wife is maintaining a grip on her husband and the servants." It went on to win the Best Picture Oscar that year.

It's said that the script will be a quick rewrite, and since Arcel is attached a ton of young actresses are after the leading role once filled by Joan Fontaine.

What do you guys think of Hitchcock remakes?

Source: Deadline

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12:07PM on 03/22/2013
Wow. Do you guys just make this shit up as you go along? At least hire a fact checker that knows more about movies than you do.
Wow. Do you guys just make this shit up as you go along? At least hire a fact checker that knows more about movies than you do.
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9:52AM on 03/22/2013
It's funny but the Oscar broadcast I watched this year had Amour winning Best Foreign Language Film, I must have gotten up for a snack when A Royal Affair won its Oscar.
It's funny but the Oscar broadcast I watched this year had Amour winning Best Foreign Language Film, I must have gotten up for a snack when A Royal Affair won its Oscar.
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11:49PM on 03/21/2013
Seeing as how this is my favorite Hitchcock film, I think this idea completely sucks. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Seeing as how this is my favorite Hitchcock film, I think this idea completely sucks. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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11:49PM on 03/21/2013
Seeing as how this is my favorite Hitchcock film, I think this idea completely sucks. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Seeing as how this is my favorite Hitchcock film, I think this idea completely sucks. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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11:46PM on 03/21/2013
Seeing as how this is my favorite Hitchcock film, I think this idea completely sucks. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Seeing as how this is my favorite Hitchcock film, I think this idea completely sucks. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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11:15PM on 03/21/2013
I hate to be this guy, but A Royal Affair was only nominated for Best Foreign Language film, Amour won. Just a heads up :)
I hate to be this guy, but A Royal Affair was only nominated for Best Foreign Language film, Amour won. Just a heads up :)
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10:19PM on 03/21/2013
Well, the BBC already did another version of Rebecca, so that one doesn't feel as sacred to me. Also, A Royal Affair didn't win Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, Amour did.
Well, the BBC already did another version of Rebecca, so that one doesn't feel as sacred to me. Also, A Royal Affair didn't win Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, Amour did.
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