Will Smith Looking to Remake Alfred Hitchcock's 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?