Josh Stolberg has confirmed to Moviehole that he’s penned the script for a more gadget-oriented remake of Hitchcock classic “To Catch a Thief” at Paramount Pictures.
“I wrote, with Bobby [Florsheim], a remake of “To Catch a Thief” for Paramount. Neal Moritz is producing, and it’s exciting because it’s one of my favourite Hitchcock movies and it was fun to come at it from a different angle – make it a little bit more modern and “gadgety”. it’s the first script that I’ve ever written that [encompasses] a lot of heists and action sequences and.. it was a blast! I’m really excited” he tells the site.
Asked where does the project currently stand, he says “We just turned in the script to the studio a couple of months ago and they’re working on casting now. It takes place in Santorini… it’s a travelogue of the most amazing places on Earth.. it’s gonna be a fun, fun ride I think.”
The original 1955 feature Cary Grant as a notorious but retired jewel thief living on the French Riviera who is the prime suspect when a series of robberies that closely resemble his old M.O. take place. Grace Kelly starred as his love interest.
The project remains the only Hitchcock film released by Paramount that is still owned and controlled by Paramount, most of of Hitchcock’s library resides with Universal.