“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Birds Remake Takes Flight…

Posted on June 27, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Alfred Hitchcock’s film The Birds told the story of a rustic seaside town that finds itself menaced by hellish flocks of seagulls and crows. Now, the 1963 classic looks set to suffer its own fowl flight courtesy of a Hollywood remake by Transformers director Michael Bay.

   Loosely adapted from a 1952 short story by Daphne du Maurier, The Birds cast Tippi Hedren in the role of Melanie Daniels, a San Francisco socialite on a fateful visit to Northern California. Reports suggest that Bay’s version will return to tale to its original English setting, while Naomi Watts is rumored to be considering the Hedren role.

the birds

TIPPI HEDREN (perhaps reacting to a remake)

   Variety reports the motion picture will be made by Dutch film-maker Diederik Van Rooijen, with Bay serving as a co-producer. It looks to be a collaborative effort between Mandalay Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Bay’s Platinum Dunes production house.

   Hitchcock’s original film spawned a poorly-received 1994 sequel, The Birds 2: Land’s End, which screenwriter Rick Rosenthal later disowned. The idea of a big-budget remake was first mooted in 2007, with Casino Royale’s Martin Campbell penciled in to direct.

   On hearing the news, Tippi Hedren appeared to be unimpressed.

   And so it goes…


   Raquel Welch is to be to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Assoc. of Latino Independent Producers. She starred in such 1960s films as Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C. at the height of her fame. In 1974, Welch won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy for The Three Musketeers. Welch’s most controversial role came in the notorious Myra Breckinridge. The film, which co-starred Mae West, bombed at the box office.           RACQUEL WELCH  —->

   After a successful career, the actress has no regrets, yet looks at her sex-symbol years with mixed feelings.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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