|Quoth the raven, "Nice scarf!'|
A remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds has been rumored and threatened for years. I even mentioned it in this very countdown back in 2008, when it was supposed to star George Clooney and Naomi Watts. (HA HA HA, like that would ever happen.) The rumors are still alive, with the movie supposedly being directed by Diederick Van Rooijen.
And then there's this weird and pretty terrible fake trailer for a remake that I don't think actually exists.
Needless to say, a remake is a terrible idea, and should never happen, and blah blah blah. We all know that. Thankfully, as is the case with all remakes, it's not like the original movie will be burned forever so no one will ever see it. Still, it remains irksome to us movie snobs when these remakes come out because we know that there are some in a younger generation who will only ever know a remake, and not the superior original.
Plus, I hear in this remake, all the birds are going to be played be females. THANKS FOR RUINING MY CHILDHOOD!
Today offers us a chance to view the one and only classic The Birds, as it's airing on BBC America at 8PM and 11PM. It's also available for rent via Amazon.