Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes "Hitch" on to Another Remake

by | April 18, 2005 | Comments

No sooner is one remake an opening weekend hit than Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners are press-releasing a new production. As "The Amityville Horror" was enjoying a smashing debut weekend, the Dunes boys announced that their next project will be a remake of Robert Harmon‘s 1986 cult classic "The Hitcher," which starred C. Thomas Howell as a terrorized motorist and Rutger Hauer as one of the coolest movie villains ever devised. Variety indicates that Mr. Bay might want to make a few changes for the new version: "Someone mentioned the title and I said, ‘That’s the one we should do,’ " Bay said. "I loved it as a kid, and we can add some cool twists and turn it into a rocking film." One possibility, he suggested, is to make the protagonist female." No word yet on who will be directing the new "Hitcher," but if "Chainsaw" and "Amityville" are any indication, expect it to be a first-timer.