Paramount Now Planning a Remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Suspicion'
Looks like Hollywood has Hitchcock on the brain. Just days after DreamWorks and Working Title announced a remake of Hitch's only Best Picture winner, Rebecca, Variety reports that Paramount is getting in on the action with another remake from the Master of Suspense: his 1941 film, Suspicion. AMC's "The Killing" series writer, Veena Sud, is offering her writing talents to the big screen adaptation, which is based on Frances Iles' 1932 novel Before the Fact. The original movie centered around a young woman who suspects her new husband is trying to kill her in order to gain money from her wealthy family. More below!
The film starred Joan Fontaine and Hitchcock staple Cary Grant, and was the only movie Hitchcock directed that featured an Academy Award-winning performance (Best Actress went to Fontaine). Suspicion will be the first feature screenplay for Sud, who is also an executive producer and showrunner on "The Killing." The show didn't make fans happy with the way the first season ended, but Sud has promised some answers for anyone who decides to stick it out for Season 2, which begins April 1st. Hitchcock's body of work is so legendary, it's easy to see why some would be up in arms about this recent string of remake announcements. But a good story is just that, and I don't see any reason why we can't have multiple adaptations.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
The only thing I ask is that they don't try to do it like the original...we don't need another shot for shot remake like the one Van Sant gave us with his "Psycho."
sparky on Feb 14, 2012
So this is really happening. Oh well...
Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012
Must be frustrating being a scriptwriter these days only rewrites and remakes of existing material
Loser on Feb 14, 2012
So that was Hitchock rolling over in his grave after all.
Hattori Hanzo on Feb 14, 2012
So will Sud rewrite it so it ends at the second act instead of having a resolution?
Kel on Feb 14, 2012
Wow, very interesting. I'm just wondering if it will have the same ending like the original movie (which Hitchcock hated by the way) or just stick to the book.
Maxime De Winter on Feb 14, 2012
Oh my goodness, here we go again, let's just hope they at least give it their best and doing it justice and not slaughter it
Dana-thompson on Feb 14, 2012
I don't know why so many people are upset it's not like this is a classic. Oh wait it is.
Kal-el on Feb 14, 2012
how dare they remake a Hitchcock film
andrew on Feb 14, 2012
Just let the guy rest in peace!
Davide Coppola on Feb 15, 2012
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