Just when you thought that Michael Bay and the folks at Platinum Dunes might have grown a conscience and decided to rethink some of the classic horror remakes that they are developing, they have instead come back with an idea that could actually cheapen them even more. It was reported back in December that their Rosemary’s Baby remake was dead, (because they couldn’t come up with a good enough idea for an update, believe it or not), and the remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was potentially on thin ice as well. Unfortunately this week we’ve got a report that The Birds remake is once again moving forward. Not only that, but they are hoping to breathe new life into this classic by shooting it in 3-D!
The report comes from B-movie actress Brenna Lee Roth, who told MarketSaw that she met with producers Michael Bay and Brad Fuller about a role in the movie. She also confirmed that, from what she heard, George Clooney and Naomi Watts are indeed attached to star. While I like the idea of Clooney and Watts starring in this movie, the addition of 3-D seems a bit dicey to me. On the other hand, Hitchcock himself experimented with 3-D in Dial M for Murder. As far as we know, Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is still slated to direct, and producer Andrew Form has been quoted as saying, “It’s a challenge and we’re not going to do it unless it’s great.” What do you think, is 3-D the missing ingredient for a great remake of The Birds? Does this make more or less interested in the project?