Possible remake of The Birds for Naomi Watts
According to TMZ.com, the Australian actress - who featured in remakes of The Ring and the aforementioned ape-epic - could star as Melanie Daniels, the character previously played by Tippi Hedren.
A haunting story of a small California town attacked by vicious birds, the 1963 movie was taken from a short story by mistress of eerie suspense, Daphne DuMaurier.
Prior to The Birds, Hitchcock had previously adapted novels by DuMaurier for the screen, including Jamaica Inn and psychological thriller Rebecca.
His impressive and highly influential body of work finished in 1976 with Family Plot, which followed Frenzy, a chilling and tense tale of a serial killer in London.
Other Hitchcock movies include Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window, Dial M for Murder and Psycho, featuring the famous shower scene in which Janet Leigh's character is killed.
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