The Birds to fly again
The 1963 suspense thriller, based on an original story by Daphne du Maurier to which Universal owns the rights, tells the story of a small Californian town terrorized by increasingly ferocious birds.
The new version is to be produced by Michael Bay, who has previously directed Bad Boys and Bad Boys II, The Rock, Armageddon and Pearl Harbour.
In addition to this, Bay has more recently developed a repertoire for producing horror movies, such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror, which should stand him in good stead to remake Hitchcock's original.
The decision follows hot on the heels of the announcement that Noam Murro will direct a new version of Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train, written by The Talented Mr Ripley author Patricia Highsmith.
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