9 February 2012 5:07 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Dreamworks is no stranger to remaking Alfred Hitchcock's best work. In 2007 the studio hired director D.J. Caruso to helm Disturbia, a modern-day redo of Rear Window starring Shia Labeouf, Carrie-Anne Moss and David Morse. Now they are at it again, but this time they are tackling the only movie from Hitchcock's career to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. According to Variety, Dreamworks is now teaming up with Working Title to remake Rebecca, Hitchcock's thriller from 1940 starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. The companies have already hired writer Steven Knight to work on the project. Whether or not it will be a straight remake is unclear, as Knight will apparently be going back to Daphne Du Maurier's novel on which the original film was based. Knight's previous work includes David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, Michael Apted's Amazing Grace and Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things, which »

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