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Latino Review is reporting that Will Smith and Paramount Pictures is considering a remake of the 1941 Alfred Hitchcock classic 'Suspicion,' a quiet thriller about a shy Englishwoman who marries a dashing gentleman, then begins to suspect that he's trying to kill her for her money. The film starred Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine and had a happy ending, unlike the book it was based on, Frances Iles 'Before the Fact.'

Though we can't imagine a remake of 'Vertigo' or 'North by Northwest,' two films that sprang from Hitchcock's psyche, a straight-ahead thriller like 'Suspicion' could be remade. But the filmmakers better be careful and not try to mimic Hitchcock, like Gus van Sant did with his abysmal ("shot-for-shot") redo of 'Psycho.' They'd be better off taking a page form Andrew Davis' 1998 'A Perfect Murder,' which was loosely based on the play 'Dial M for Murder' that was the basis for Hitchcock's 1954 police procedural thriller (in 3D no less). Latino Review is reporting that Will Smith and Paramount Pictures is considering a remake of the 1941 Alfred Hitchcock classic 'Suspicion,' a quiet thriller about a shy Englishwoman who marries a dashing gentleman, then begins to suspect that he's trying to kill her for her money. The film starred Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine and had a happy ending, unlike the book it was based on, Frances Iles 'Before the Fact.'

Though we can't imagine a remake of 'Vertigo' or 'North by Northwest,' two films that sprang from Hitchcock's psyche, a straight-ahead thriller like 'Suspicion' could be remade. But the filmmakers better be careful and not try to mimic Hitchcock, like Gus van Sant did with his abysmal ("shot-for-shot") redo of 'Psycho.' They'd be better off taking a page form Andrew Davis' 1998 'A Perfect Murder,' which was loosely based on the play 'Dial M for Murder' that was the basis for Hitchcock's 1954 police procedural thriller (in 3D no less).

Or they might go the same route as Mike Nichols and Tom Cruise who, in the early 1990s, toyed with the idea of doing a remake of the 1949 William Wyler-Olivia de Havilland-Montgomery Clift 'The Heiress.' After watching the film, which they found near perfect, it's rumored that they turned to each other and said, "Why even go there, we can't better this."

According to Latino Review, Smith would produce and star in the film. If he goes ahead with this, we hope he treads lightly and creates a new version of 'Suspicion' that doesn't try to cash in on the 'Master of Suspense's creation.

Meantime, Mandalay Pictures is still working on it's long-rumored remake of 'The Birds.' Less said, the better. We're sure that that will turn into a special-effects gorefest rather than the frightful fable created by author Daphne Du Maurier and brought to the big screen by Hitchcock.

What do you think about a remake of 'Suspicion'?