We’ve heard murmurings and reported of proposed remakes of this one for a few years. Hitchcock’s The Birds is ripe for picking and BBC has made the call to go ahead and harvest it.
The BBC will be turning the classic film into a “contemporary TV drama” while moving the action from the coast of California and the long time setting of Bodega Bay to an entirely different country with this version happening in Cornwell England.
Conor McPherson is handling the scripting duties and he has himself some experience with these unruly feathered menaces. He adapted the original story by Daphne du Maurie into a stage play back in 2009. The synopsis that the BBC has made available is short but it certainly highlights that this version will be much different than Hitchcock’s.
“A farmhand and his community are being terrorized by flocks of birds and seagulls shortly after the end of the Second World War.”
No solid information on when this one might be heading our way but you know it’s on my radar and updates will occur as information warrants.