Van Rooijen To Direct “The Birds” Remake

Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen has been hired to direct the remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller “The Birds” for Platinum Dunes, Mandalay Pictures and Universal Pictures.

The original film, based on the shorty story by Daphne du Maurier, followed a San Francisco socialite who moves to a small northern California town that suddenly comes under attack from various types of birds.

No word on what the new one’s story will be. Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Peter Guber and David Zelon will produce.

Source: Variety