Paramount is Working on a Remake of Hitchcock’s Vertigo

Paramount has apparently set its sights on remaking one of Hitchcock’s iconic films.

Fans of Hitchcock will no doubt be intrigued to know that Paramount is making plans to remake Vertigo, one of Alfred Hitchcock’s more iconic films. The original film was released in 1958 and starred James Stewart as a police detective who is forced to retire after developing severe vertigo. For the remake, the studio is reportedly looking at putting Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role, an intriguing choice to say the least.

The script for this remake is being written by Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders, while John Davis and John Fox are serving as producers.

Assuming the remake proceeds, it’ll have big shoes to fill, as Vertigo, along with most of Hitchcock’s films, are rightfully considered iconic masterpieces of their time. Indeed, they’re so iconic that many will no doubt be questioning the wisdom of remaking them at all. However, I would be intrigued to see how Robert Downey Jr. did in the role.

What do you think of a remake of Vertigo being in the works?

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Armed with a PhD. in Musicology, Becky spends much of her time blogging about movie music on her blog Film Music Central when she isn't otherwise occupied watching movies and her favorite anime series.