Naomi Watts to Star in Bay's Version of Hitchcock's "Birds"?

Apparently Naomi Watts is itching to become the Queen of the Horror Remake. She's already done "The Ring" and "King Kong" -- and now comes word that she might be toplining Michael Bay's new production of "The Birds."

From IGN FilmForce: "Universal Pictures and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company have been developing a remake of the Alfred Hitchcock suspense classic "The Birds" for over a year now.

The powers-that-be are reportedly eager to take the next step in the development process and attach a star. According to TMZ.com, Universal is poised to make an offer to scream queen Naomi Watts to star in the film.

The role would be the one played by Tippi Hedren in the original film. TMZ also claims that screenwriter Leslie Dixon has come onboard the pic."

Comments

VICVEGA06

jarret tomato

what a terrible idea. And Michael Bay!?! WTF!?!

Oct 18 - 05:52 AM

ramack

john swartz

Why remake something that can't be improved? The original is such a great movie and with Micheal Bay theres prolly gonna be exploding cars and over the top outrages special effects.

No actor out there now will be able to do justice to Rod Taylor's work in the original.

Oct 18 - 06:43 AM

Shaomaike

Mike Shaw

[b]Michael Bay, the defiler[/b]
The original film had exploding cars too -- at least, there was an exploding gas station.

It's clear that Bay must be stopped. I'm having a hard time recalling a moviemaker whose ways I've despised as much as his.

And from the article: "King Kong" is a horror movie? I always thought of it as sci-fi, albeit one with horror elements.

Oct 18 - 07:10 AM

ramack

john swartz

Why remake something that can't be improved? The original is such a great movie and with Micheal Bay theres prolly gonna be exploding cars and over the top outrages special effects.

No actor out there now will be able to do justice to Rod Taylor's work in the original.

Oct 18 - 06:43 AM

Shaomaike

Mike Shaw

[b]Michael Bay, the defiler[/b]
The original film had exploding cars too -- at least, there was an exploding gas station.

It's clear that Bay must be stopped. I'm having a hard time recalling a moviemaker whose ways I've despised as much as his.

And from the article: "King Kong" is a horror movie? I always thought of it as sci-fi, albeit one with horror elements.

Oct 18 - 07:10 AM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

Instead of a Bird's remake, why not make an original film called "The Turds". What would happen if a group of people were bombarded with huge turds falling on them? Turds so powerful they could penetrate steel. Why the smell alone would kill several people. The turds would come in all shapes and sizes and some could even be radioactive. A decent screenwriter could add a love interest and some of the special effects could be real. Real turds could be supplied by the director and some of the cast members. A "Turds" sequel would no doubt follow.

Oct 18 - 06:48 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

[b]The Turds?[/b]
LOL. You're a fool. But you're also very dangerous. Because what if a studeo executive reads your post and likes the idea? It's a very real possibility that those idiots in Hollyweird would green light the idea. "Coming soon to a theater near you, The Turds."

Oct 23 - 06:18 AM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

[b]"Turds could happen"[/b]
You might be right. Hollyweird will make anything now. They seem to be desperate.

Oct 23 - 09:51 AM

JBourne

**** off

Excellent idea. I'm an executive at Platinum Dunes productions, and I would love to buy the rights to make that movie. I can see it now... Turds. That explode. A young blonde woman who happens to be a FBI agent. She's highly trained, she can handle anything that's thrown her way. Except... Turds.

Oct 23 - 02:05 PM

Now it's dark

Kirby K

They should remake it with a shark instead of birds.

Oct 18 - 07:00 AM

Shaomaike

Mike Shaw

[b]Michael Bay, the defiler[/b]
The original film had exploding cars too -- at least, there was an exploding gas station.

It's clear that Bay must be stopped. I'm having a hard time recalling a moviemaker whose ways I've despised as much as his.

And from the article: "King Kong" is a horror movie? I always thought of it as sci-fi, albeit one with horror elements.

Oct 18 - 07:10 AM

The Frenchman

John Pierre

How Michael Bay is allowed to keep making films baffels me. Naomi Watts stay away from this!!

Oct 18 - 07:46 AM

WiseGuy

Philip Zamora

I can see it now. There's a scene where seagulls start swarming a diesel truck and the big white fog of birds causes the driver to swerve off into oncoming traffic in which a big explosion will occur as the truck flips over.

Oct 18 - 07:48 AM

new12play

Nathan Wells

He's not directing the film. His production company is developing it. Just like Texas Chainsaw and Amityville were directed by lesser known directors, I'm sure this will be too.

Oct 18 - 08:09 AM

nogard64

Nogard64 64

lets take a vote how many think Bay will still have a career after transformers?

Oct 18 - 09:01 AM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

He still had a career after Pearl Harbor. 'Nuff said.

Oct 18 - 09:05 AM

sauronthegr8

Marc Weathersby

[b]He may not have directed them...[/b]
But Texas Chainsaw and Amityville sucked pretty hard too. Michael Bay is in a group of filmmakers that are why Hollywood is shit today. Others would be Roland Emerich, Uwe Boll, Jerry Bruckheimer (except for Pirates of the Caribbean). They make bad movies, but they still get work. How crazy is that?

Well, I can't be all negative here. I kinda wanna see Transformers.

Oct 18 - 09:02 AM

nogard64

Nogard64 64

what! for sci fi fans Roland Emmerich has done a lot for the genere, just look up his resume, he took on a lot of projects others wouldn't have. I have a lot of respect for him becuase I'm a huge sci fi fan.

Oct 18 - 09:31 AM

new12play

Nathan Wells

Jerry Bruckheimer and Uwe Boll can never be put in the same breath. Bruckheimer is a pop genius if you ask me. He knows exactly how to deliver the action in movies, and he does just that. The Rock, Top Gun, Crimson Tide (excellent movie by the way), Bad Boys I and II, Enemy of the State, Con Air, POTC and the sequels, Armageddon, Days of Thunder, National Treasure, Black Hawk Down, Beverly Hills Cop I and II, and one of the best holiday comedies of all time...The Ref. Sorry for ranting on there, but he is no crack film maker and knows just how to deliver. He's pretty much taken over television, too, with CSI and it's one million other spin-offs. No way you can put him in the same sentence as Uwe Boll.

Oct 18 - 01:21 PM

245_trioxin

thomas carter

i think people just want to throw uwe boll's name in with anyone, just so they can attempt to make a crummy comparison as if it helps =P uwe boll is just a scape goat for bad films. michael bay is just bad. though i agree jerry bruckheimer is a great producer.

thomas of the living dead

Oct 18 - 03:24 PM

BrokebackYoda

Jake Rooney

All of these guys continue to work because they make money, which is all studios care about. Except Uwe Boll. I heard that there is some company in Germany that he partly owns or something, so he continues to make his movies that way, and distribute them in America...I dunno. But, sometimes, you just have to turn your brain off and have mindless, dumb movie fun. Except Michael Bay should die for thinking of making this movie over.

Oct 18 - 08:32 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

He still had a career after Pearl Harbor. 'Nuff said.

Oct 18 - 09:05 AM

aconline

Adam Collins

[b]Freinds don't let Friends...[/b]
We can write our dsgust all we want, but in the end, all we can do as consumers, is not see this film, and not let our friends see this film. Maybe, if enough people AREN'T stupid enough to see this, then Michael Bay and his production company will be without a job. Otherwise, we will have to wait for the next piece of garbage to roll out, and not see that one.

Oct 18 - 09:18 AM

nogard64

Nogard64 64

what! for sci fi fans Roland Emmerich has done a lot for the genere, just look up his resume, he took on a lot of projects others wouldn't have. I have a lot of respect for him becuase I'm a huge sci fi fan.

Oct 18 - 09:31 AM

elziard

elzeard bouffier

//lets take a vote how many think Bay will still have a career after transformers?// it's gonna make it's money and a sequel. sadly, he'll still be in business, even if it does suck ass.
until i see a full trailer, i will have some faith.

they eff'ed up starscream though, and you just don't do that.

Oct 18 - 09:40 AM

Sadistik

J. P.

Michael Bay is the anti-christ

Oct 18 - 10:30 AM

Mavtactic

Steven Allen

[b]nnnnnnnnNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNnnNNNNNNNnnoooOOOOOOOOOOOOO[/b]
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO...........NO!!!

MiChael Bay MUst DIe HARRRDDDD

Oct 18 - 10:44 AM

Mikeal420

David Goldman

[b]this will not be made, trust me[/b]

Oct 18 - 10:53 AM

TonyDHelms29624

Tony Helms

Why in the hell can't they make something original instead of remaking every freaking movie?!?!

Oct 18 - 11:19 AM

Hari Seldon

R Whitten

May the fleas of a thousand camels infest Michael Bay's crotch and his arms are too short to scratch!

Oct 18 - 11:23 AM

CannibalPenguins

Jaja Jaja

[b]Fail[/b]
It will become a box office bomb just like King Kong.
Remakes suck.. Badly.

Oct 18 - 12:16 PM

medicineman

Kim Hutton

King Kong made $550 million worldwide at the box office and set a record for Universal Pictures by making another $100 million on DVD sales in its first 6 days of release. It will make at least another $100 million + in DVD sales with the upcoming release of its extended edition. Do you still think King Kong was a box office bomb? The next time you make such a statement, it would be a good idea to at least do a little research first.

Oct 18 - 05:08 PM

CannibalPenguins

Jaja Jaja

[b].[/b]
I already knew this. But comparing it to Peter Jackson's previous films it can be called a bomb. The film suffered greatly in the US. Do you remember the rather unimpressive $9mil debut it had on it's opening wednesday? Do you remember week after week of hearing how Narnia killed it at the b.o.? The majority of the film's b.o. total was from foreign countries. The film bombed in the US! (Foreign b.o. saves these films. Look at what it did to Garfield 2...)

*cough*

Oct 18 - 05:36 PM

Horstradamus

Marius Horst

Saying King Kong was a box office bomb kind of leaves you no where to go. You really don't have a clue what you're talking about do you?

Oct 18 - 06:14 PM

BrokebackYoda

Jake Rooney

215 million isn't really bombing buddy. And its a remake, and also, a remake of one of the greatest movies of all time. People don't like to see remake. Espcially remakes of movies like that. I prefer the Peter Jackson film to be honest. And 100 million in DVD sales across the US isn't really bombing in the US either, is it?

Oct 18 - 08:36 PM

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