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Van Rooijen To Helm "The Birds" Remake

By Garth Franklin Friday February 28th 2014 07:09PM
Van Rooijen To Helm "The Birds" Remake

The remake of "The Birds" has been revived with filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen ("Taped," "Daylight") coming onboard to direct the project for Universal Pictures and Platinum Dunes.

The new film is expected to be a much closer adaptation of the short story by Daphne Du Maurier, to which Universal owns the rights and which inspired Hitchcock's famous 1963 movie.

Tippi Hedren starred in the Hitchcock film about an increasingly vicious birds that terrorize a small town.

Numerous writers have worked on the remake over the past decade, so it's unknown what form the project will take at this time.

Source: Heat Vision

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