DreamWorks to Remake Hitchcock's Best Picture Winner 'Rebecca'

Alfred Hitchcock's filmography has always been self explanatory with its classic masterpieces like Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Notorious, The Birds, the list goes on and on. However, out of all of Hitchcock's films only one has received the Academy Award for Best Picture: 1940's Rebecca, Hitchcock's first American project about a young woman, Joan Harrison, who marries a rich widower, Laurence Olivier, and settles down in his gigantic mansion, where she finds the memory of the first wife maintains a grip on her husband and the servants, the title character is based on the 1938's book of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.

Now comes the news that DreamWorks and Working Title have plans to refer to the source materials and do a remake of the story with Steven Knight as the screenwriter. Read more after the jump. Hitchcock's films have been handled with great care when it comes to remakes wether it was his lesser known works got remade for the television or Gus Van Sant's Psycho for the big screen but the true greats have been left untouched. Rebecca being another one of Hitchcock's great films, evens with the Oscar win, is still underrated and less known about which makes it a great choice for studio executives who don't want to disappoint fans but at the same time have the freedom to reimagine the story and do the remake. If you haven't seen Hitchcock's Rebecca, go and rent it. It's a brilliant film.

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