Michael Bay Remaking Hitchcock’s Classic ‘The Birds’

June 30, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

‘Transformers’ director Michael Bay has announced his role as co-producer on a new upcoming remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic, ‘The Birds’. That’s right, even Hitchcock is not safe from Hollywood’s latest obsession, remakes.



Dutch film-maker Diederik Van Rooijen will be directing the new version for Mandalay Pictures, who is sharing co-producer status with Universal and Michael Bay’s company Platinum Dunes Production.


In the original film a seaside town is swarmed by huge flocks of seagulls and crows, who reek havoc on the town and it’s residents. ‘The Birds’ starred Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels, a San Francisco socialite. The rumor is, Naomi Watts is in negotiations to play the role of Melanie in the new version.

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When Hedren heard that a remake was in the works, her comment pretty much summed up exactly what we are thinking, “Why would you do that? Why?”.

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