Naomi Watts Confirmed for Horror Remake The Birds


Naomi Watts


Long-gestating rumors about the beauty's inclusion in the project prove to be true indeed.

It's true, the actress finally is back to the horror genre after the "Ring" series. Variety has come up with report confirming that Naomi Watts is set to topline "The Birds", Universal Pictures' new version of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock-directed feature.

Watts has long been rumored to be cast for the project, which Universal intends to have it developed as a re-imagining of the Daphne Du Maurier short story, the original source that inspired Hitchcock to make the classic. Apart from the beauty, it is also revealed that "Casino Royale" maker Martin Campbell is in negotiation with the studio to direct.

Despite the move it has made, Universal, however, appears to have no desire to rush the flick into production prior to a possible strike. Besides, both Watts and Campbell have quite a busy schedule ahead, the former being entitled to next film "The International" then "Kicked, Bitten and Scratched" while the latter is attached to runaway train actioner "Unstoppable" and crime thriller "36."

As for "Birds", the movie has already got Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller on board to produce via their Platinum Dunes alongside Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman of Mandalay Pictures. Meanwhile, new scribes may be hired to rewrite the script, originally penned by Stiles White and Juliet Snowden, which currently is still being worked on.

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