Will Smith Looking to Remake Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion?

February 26, 2010
Source: Latino Review

Will Smith / Suspicion

Possibility the most interesting story today. Latino Review got a scoop from one of their insiders who says Will Smith is working on a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 thriller Suspicion. The film follows a shy young English woman who marries a charming gentleman, then begins to suspect that he's trying to kill her. It was originally based on Francis Iles' book Before the Fact, which it sounds like they may go back to for the remake. It seems like it's only in the very early development stages and that Paramount may end up getting the project, but then again Will Smith switches between films often, so it could happen sooner than later.

As far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong), this is one of the first remakes of a Hitchcock movie we've seen recently (give or take Gus Van Sant's Psycho). Smith is reportedly producing and starring in the remake (in the role originally played by Cary Grant), but they don't have any details about who is writing or directing. I haven't seen Suspicion (which I need to do now), but I'm not inherently opposed to this like I know probably should be. I just feel like having Will Smith handling this remake is a good thing, because he'll respect the original film and also actually try to prevent this from being ruined, though I'm sure not everyone will agree.

We'll definitely let you know if this actually comes together at Paramount (or another studio), but for now it's time to voice your opinion on whether you think a remake of a Hitchcock film is acceptable or not?

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Reader Feedback - 20 Comments


By working on do they mean directing, writing or what? Honestly Id like to see what Smith could do as a director.

Cody on Feb 26, 2010


I agree with #1... would like to see Smith behind the camera.

Ben on Feb 26, 2010


I dont like it. I dont like remakes of anything but when you mess with the best.....I dont know.....

Al on Feb 26, 2010


#1 - Did you read the article? It says: "Smith is reportedly producing and starring in the remake." I don't ever see him directing anything, but you never know. All he's doing with this is producing and developing and eventually starring (once they get a director).

Alex Billington on Feb 26, 2010


#1,2 - WHY? so, will smith isn't content to make very average/bad original movies.......he's now wanting to ruin classics? this is NOT good news.

beavis on Feb 26, 2010


Hmmmm.....very interesting. I think Suspicion is a great film....but greatness is all you can ever expect from Hitchcock. Watch this movie Alex!!! Anne Hathaway in the Joan Fontaine role???? I think she would work very well in the part. It would give the movie two solid actors, both of whom have big names and could make the film an Oscar contender.

JAY on Feb 26, 2010


I am always up for something like what Hitchcock used to do, but I am always apprehensive about remakes like this. Lest we forget Rear Window's remake, Disturbia with Shia Lebouf. Learn from mistakes and tread lightly.

Wideguy on Feb 26, 2010


Yeah sorry only read the first paragraph, shouldnt of talked out my ass like that...Id still like to see what he could do as a director though.

Cody on Feb 27, 2010


Hi Alex , did Will Smith ever played a bad guy in a movie cause in his movies witch i personally enjoyed he always saves the world from aliens , kick some bad guys ass or just fightin' a big metallic spider to see him as a guy who is tryin' to kill his own wife will a little weird but maybe is just me .

Jay on Feb 27, 2010


NOOO!!! Leave Hitchock magic well alone, you can't possibly do better!

dom on Feb 27, 2010


Why would he do that? Leave Hitchcock alone and go back to your stupid action movies

Lincoln on Feb 27, 2010


What a dog, have him locked up. All respect (which wasn't much) I had for Will Smith is now gone for good.

DiR3cT on Feb 27, 2010


Suspicion is lower-level Hitchcock, mostly because of the ridiculous ending. So I'm indifferent to this remake.

SlashBeast on Feb 27, 2010


hes not a good actor. honestly he always LOOKS like hes hes a scientologist lol i know personal life should have nothing to do with his acting ability, but i think when you believe in that lunacy it has to affect the way you connect with the characters you play

history repeats on Feb 27, 2010


why everyone complaining about Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion remake its not like it will ruin the original plus i doubt some of you have not seen the original cause i have not. you hear the word remake and you lose your mind just expect it remakes been going on for years.

tazz on Feb 27, 2010


Mr and Mrs Smith is a Hitchcock remake.

zomb on Feb 27, 2010


Umm...Hitchcock and Will Smith just don't seem to go together. I am confused! I guess if they take the story and totally update it and make it completely different, it might work!

Top Romantic Movies on Feb 27, 2010


#14 I suggest you see the movie Seven pounds, Id bet your opinion on Smiths acting would change.

Cody on Feb 27, 2010


#14 you're a fucking joke man, Smith's religious choice's are his, and the man can act, as Cody said see Seven Pounds and you'll be impressed. Smith has already stated he is not a scientologist he said he a christian and a student of all religions, get informed.

Xerxex on Feb 27, 2010


I don't mind the remake. I think Will would not allow this remake to be tarnished and he can pull it off.

LifeLiquid on Feb 28, 2010

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