Dreamworks Developing Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rebecca’ Remake

The original film follows a naive young woman who marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic mansion.

Dreamworks to reboot Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca
Dreamworks to reboot Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca
DreamWorks and Working Title Films are planning a reboot of Alfred Hitchcock's classic mystery movie, Rebecca. Steven Knight will be penning the new script from the original book by Daphne DuMaurier.

The mystery follows a naive young woman who marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic mansion, only to find that the memory of the first wife maintains a grip on her husband and the servants.

The writer is also currently working on his directorial debut Hummingbird which stars Jason Statham. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing the reboot.

This project is still in development.

Rebecca was released April 12th, 1940 and stars Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Gladys Cooper. The film is directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Sources: Variety

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Comments (10)

  1. Yannick Decorte

    I love how they censor Hitchc*ck's name in the comments. Hey guys, does anyone want to see Hanc*ck? Smith acts a bit c*cky in that movie, but it's c*ck-full of laughs.

    3 years agoby @yannick-decorteFlag

  2. moviegeek

    I'm not a big fan of the original. It's good. But not a huge classic.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  3. SherlockHolmes2009

    So their gonna destroy a Hitchc*ck classic. Figures

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  4. thedude-abides

    Two things I don't believe in: Sequels and remakes. While I don't think this movie holds up as well as other Hitchc*ck classics (weird considering its his only Best Picture win, or maybe not so weird if you consider the Academy's track record), a remake is simply out of the question.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. WongFu

    last I heard about the Birds remake was that they were having trouble with money, which was a month ago.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. ejk1

    Blasphemous. That is all.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. Joshua Hollaway

    whatever happened to The birds remake? Wouldnt mind that

    3 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  8. Jay.A.Ottley

    Interesting, and a very unusual pick of Hitchc*ck's to choose and remake, even though you can't remake Hitchc*ck, but meh. It be interesting, i'm just going to hope Tim Bevan doesn't cast his fav actor in this which is Rowan Atkinson

    3 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  9. incmob

    and so the trend continues...

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag

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