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IGN: ‘Birds’ Droppings

IGN: 'Birds' Droppings

Currently, the Platinum Dunes production company (home to the Texas Chainsaw and Amityville Horror remakes) is in the process of wrapping principal photography on a remake of the cult-fave 1986 flick, The Hitcher, right here in Austin. While the folks at IGN paid a visit to the set, producer Brad Fuller discussed plans for yet another remake, sort of. This time, a film will be – more or less – based on Hitchcock’s The Birds:

“We’re not remaking Hitchcock’s movie. That movie stands on its own and it is a wonderful piece of filmmaking. It’s a very difficult thing to say, ‘We’re remaking a Hitchcock film,'” Fuller said. “What was interesting to us was that the short story [by Daphne Du Maurier] the Hitchcock film was based on was chock full of stuff that Hitchcock didn’t use in his film. And so we went to those things and that’s the basis of our film. It’s the same title because it’s based on the same short story but we don’t have characters like what they have. The concept of birds, certainly, that’s the core of the movie but the situations and the plot come from the short story not from the Hitchcock film.”

Source: Hollywood Wiretap

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