Walter Hill to Direct ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ Remake

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford starred in the 1962 thriller about the strange relationship between two sisters in a Hollywood mansion.

Walter Hill will direct the What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? remake
Walter Hill will direct the What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? remake
Walter Hill has signed on to develop and direct a remake of the 1962 classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? with The Aldrich Company.

The original classic starred Bette Davis as Jane Hudson, a former child star who lives an isolated life with her sister, Blanche (Joan Crawford), after a tragic accident ended Blache's movie career and left her crippled. Here's what the filmmaker had to say about the remake.

"The two equal leads demand great performers, that is a given. The intensity of the Gothic storyline makes a reconfiguration of the drama still a potentially searing experience. The idea is to make a modern film without modernizing the period. It needs to resonate the golden age of Hollywood."

Walter Hill will write the screenplay and direct. The original director, Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen), retained the rights, which are now controlled by The Aldrich Company, run by his daughter Adell Aldrich.

No production schedule was given. Walter Hill's latest directorial endeavor, Bullet to the Head starring Sylvester Stallone, arrives in theaters February 1, 2013.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? was released October 31st, 1962 and stars Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy, Julie Allred, Anne Barton, Marjorie Bennett, Bert Freed. The film is directed by Robert Aldrich.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (5)

  1. Rogerscorpion

    It's about 2 over-the-hill ex-actresses. Starlets would be inappropriate. Besides, it was already re-made in '91, for TV--starring real-life sisters, Vanessa & Lynn Redgrave (as Jane). I wonder if Adell Aldrich produced that version, as her dad died in '83.

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  2. Josiejoce

    Wonder which two knuckleheads they're gonna cast to make it appealing to kids today. I don't even want to think about it... because the more I do... the more I'm thinking Megan Fox and Dakota Fanning ...... *SQUEAL*

    3 years agoby @josiejoceFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    Down right pointless!!!!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Never heard of it and judging by that picture, I don't even want to

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. thedude-abides

    F*ck this

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

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