Mo's Digital Last Word: FOR THE BIRDS
Ben Affleck, director David Fincher and writer Gillian Flyyn, the forces behind “Gone Girl”, are in talks to do a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train”.
The 1951 original told the story of two men who meet on a train and discuss how they might each get away with murder.
The retelling would take place on a plane, which raises the question “Where are the snakes?”
There’s never really been a great reboot of a Hitchcock film, although lots of people try.
Michael Bay, for example, is currently attempting a remake of “The Birds”, but seeing as how it’s Michael Bay, who makes hamfisted action movies, it will be called The Drones, and there won’t be any birds. Or subtlety.
– Maureen Holloway –
Your daily dose of Mo with the Last Word – 01/14/15