Director Martin Campbell waits in the wings
Naomi Watts will star and Martin Campbell is in negotiations to direct Universal’s new version of The Birds, a reimagining of Daphne Du Maurier’s short story, which inspired the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock classic.
Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce while Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman are producing for Mandalay Pictures.
Universal is not looking to rush the pic into production prior to a possible strike. Stiles White and Juliet Snowden wrote a version of the script, which is still being developed. New scribes may be brought on board.