Remake of Hitchcock's The Birds May Die, Thankfully
06.16.09 by REELZ
There may be a brief reprieve in the hideous world of Hollywood remakes. Chud.com reports that producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form might shelf their planned rehash of Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 horror classic, The Birds. These are the same two geniuses that thought it would be a great idea to remake Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. That project got the axe, and hopefully this one will too.
Did the dynamic duo come to the sensible conclusion that a classic shouldn't be touched? Did they realize that the movie's legendary sound design and subtle pacing couldn't be replicated? Hardly. Fuller is apparently only concerned with the birds as a plot device:
What do they do? They peck and poke ... so there's not a lot of variety as to what can happen.
Had they not seen the original? You have to wonder if these basic bird traits came as a surprise. Regardless, if this ends their project, we'll simply be thankful.
In the meantime, here's the master, himself, with his hilarious promo: