Paramount Pictures optioned the remake to Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief" remake back in 2004, but it is only now that the studio is moving forward with the film.
Writer Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row, Good Luck Chuck) wrote the script with Bobby Florsheim. Neil Moritz (Fast Five, Battle: Los Angeles) is producing.
"It's exciting because it's one of my favorite Hitchcock movies," said Stolberg. "And it was fun to come at it from a different angle – make it a little bit more modern and 'gadgety.' It's the first script that I've ever written that [encompasses] a lot of heists and action sequences."
He continued: "We just turned in the script to the studio a couple of months ago and they're working on casting now. It takes place in Santarini. It's a travelogue of the most amazing places on Earth."
Well if anyone's going to make a remake of a Hitchc*ck film, I'm glad it's the guy who wrote "Sorority Row" & "Good Luck Chuck"... maybe Dane Cook could grace us with his presence in the role originally played by Cary Grant.
have to agree with cinema, disturbia was a crock of sh*t
minkowskiwrites: on April 8th, 2011 at 11:46:25 AM
Disturbia was never intended as a 'remake' of Rear Window. It was inspired by the film, certainly, but so were others, and none of them were remakes.
"The copyright holders of Cornell Woolrich's short story 'It Had to Be Murder', which Rear Window was based on, sued DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, and Steven Spielberg for using the story without permission.
In 2010, a federal judge dismissed the suit, ruling "The main plots are similar only at a high, unprotectable level of generality ... Where 'Disturbia' is rife with sub-plots, the short story has none. The setting and mood of the short story are static and tense, whereas the setting and mood of 'Disturbia' are more dynamic and peppered with humor and teen romance."
minkowskiwrites: on April 8th, 2011 at 11:47:55 AM
I take that back. Forgot about this little gem:
Actual remake. Never seen it.
minkowskiwrites: on April 8th, 2011 at 11:51:34 AM
Original dime rag story upon which Rear Window was based: