Watts talks The Birds remake
I still can't believe that there's actually going to be a remake of The Birds, but Naomi Watts is still running with it and has commented on the film that is definitely still going ahead.
How anyone can be considering a remake of this film I don't know, even if it wasn't Alfred Hitchcock's best, it remains a classic and a big point in his career and the history of cinema.
I have to have something positive to say about it though, and there are two things, Naomi Watts and the fact that they are going after the original story as the source material, not just remaking the Hitchcock film.
I know it's not a lot, but it's something, does that outweigh the negative? What about the fact that Martin Campbell is on board to direct?
“It's a work-in-progress at this point...I think it's a wonderful film. There are great things in it that interest me. The script isn't completely there yet, it probably won't happen until next year.”
She was also asked about how much creative input she was having in the early development of the script, and she replied in an interesting way.
“I'm sure they'll come with me the next draft. I've seen one draft, it's good. There's more to develop.”
So it sounds like she's already had input and she's waiting to see if the next draft comes through to her liking. Well that's all well and good, but this is a remake of The Birds we're talking, a classic Alfred Hitchcock film. It has to be spot on or nothing at all.
Is there hope in here for you, or is it another dreadfully misguided remake?