Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds' Is Coming To The Small Screen

With series prequels of Psycho and Bates Motel generally well-received, it's not surprising that the small screen is keen to give the work of Alfred Hitchcock a second wind. What is surprising, however, is the latest choice of reboot. 

As Bloody Disgusting reports, the BBC is currently making The Birds into a contemporary drama. The TV adaptation is set to be much closer to the original Daphne du Maurier novella, written in 1952, than the movie version brought to the big screen by the master of suspense in 1963.

A cinema classic, the terrifying film saw Tippi Hedren take on the role of Melanie Daniels, a San Francisco socialite who follows a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. 

For the BBC take, the action will go down in rural Cornwall "where a farmhand and his community are being terrorised by flocks of birds and seagulls shortly after the end of the Second World War."

Irish screenwriter Conor McPherson, the man behind the 2009 theatrical adaptation of the story, will be in charge of penning a new script. Best of luck to the new cast in attempting to fill the shoes of Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor, though...

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