The Birds are pissed off, and they're looking for revenge! We're coming up on the two year anniversary of the words "Michael Bay's company is going to tackle Hitchcock's 1963 thriller The Birds." Every time things slow down and you think that Hitchcock's classic might rest in peace, another bit of news comes up. First, Naomi Watts was rumored to take over Tippi Hedren's role, and then there's was a slight mention in Variety that the film would start shooting by the end of the year.

Now the mag has done it again. Slapped onto a story about Cathy Schulman's hires at Mandalay Pictures is a little bit for The Birds. Schulman says: "We think we have a very contemporary take. In the original, the birds just showed up, and it was kind of like, why are the birds here? This time, there's a reason why they're here and (people) have had something to do with it. There's an environmental slant to what could create nature fighting back." Oh yes, we've ruined their habitat and now we have to pay! Will they torpedo civilians with charred remains of the rain-forest? Are they only the first step in the animal apocalypse? Are killer badgers next?! Maybe this could work, but something about imbuing the birds with revenge and having them fight back makes me giggle.