The Birds Remake Has a Director

2014/02/28 19:27:56 +00:00 | Jonathan James

A remake of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds has been talked about numerous times over the years, but the project looks to be moving forward with the news that a director has been selected. According to Variety, Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen (Taped) is on board to direct for Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and Mandalay Pictures.

There are no additional details at this time, but we'll let readers know as soon as we hear anything of interest. Released in 1963, here's a clip from the Alfred Hitchcock classic:

"Nothing equals The Birds for sheer terror when Alfred Hitchcock unleashes his foul friends in one of his most shocking and memorable masterpieces. As beautiful blonde Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on schoolchildren and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped in one of Hollywood's most horrific films of nature gone berserk."