There are some crazy people out in Hollywood who still want to remake the Alfred Hitchcock classic, The Birds. When word first spread about the film, director Martin Campbell was attached with actress Naomi Watts rumored to star, but there’s been a change of plans. Campbell has decided to walk away from the project.
According to Pajiba, Campbell’s priorities have shifted from The Birds remake to the comic book adaptation of The Green Lantern. With a film of that caliber, he had to choose one over the other, and went with the superhero flick. His exit doesn’t mean the movie is finished, because Universal has several replacements in mind including Dennis Iliades, the guy who brought us the remake of The Last House on the Left.
Rumor has it that Campbell was gearing towards a PG-13 version of the film, while Iliades may want to amp up the horror factor and go for an R rating. He hasn’t officially been named as the replacement director, but he appears to be next in line. As for the film’s leading lady, no one knows Watt’s current status, but it wouldn’t be a shock if she also decided to jump ship. She can’t play the lead in every major horror remake can she?
What do you think about Campbell leaving The Birds remake?