Hitchcock’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN to get a BEFORE SUNRISE style remake
Even though he’s considered by many to be one of the greatest filmmakers of his time, there has been no shortage of veiled remakes of many classic Alfred Hitchock films.
Well, according to Deadline, Hitchcock’s classic STRANGERS ON THE TRAIN is set to get rehashed thanks to a new British production, currently being lined up by Slingshot Productions and yes, even BBC Films. The film will be penned by Joshua St. Johnston, and will of course follow two strangers who meet on a train, that will ultimately become a story of “boy meets girl, girl turns out to be a raving psychopath.” Just like Hitchcock intended.
Sarcasm aside, the film will apparently draw inspiration from Richard Linklater’s BEFORE SUNRISE, which honestly, makes this project a little more interesting. The idea of a thriller in that style does sound a bit interesting. Sure, I’m not a huge fan of the idea of remaking a Hitchcock film, but it is being spearheaded by BBC Films, so who knows at this point.
What do you think?
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