A remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (or any Hitchcock, for that matter) seems absurdly unreasonable and destined to fail. A remake of The Birds from producer Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes banner seems even more absurdly unreasonable, but here we are. The remake has been in development for some time now, but Bay & Co. have finally found a brave soul to volunteer their services.
We like to think that we've developed a thick skin when it comes to remakes of classic films, but there's something about a new version of 'The Birds' that cuts right through our armor. After years of development hell, The Hollywood Reporter says the "re-imagining" of Alfred Hitchock's legendary tale of terror has found a director in Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen. With all due respect to Mr. Van Rooijen, this is terrible news.