Director chosen for remake of Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’

BayBirdsA new version of the classic horror film, produced by blockbuster director Michael Bay, will be helmed by Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen.

In discussion for several years, the remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” is now back on the table following news of the Dutch director’s arrival. The remake, from Universal Pictures and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company, will mark Diederik Van Rooijen’s Hollywood feature debut and his first English-language film.

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