“One final thing I have to do… and then I’ll be free of the past.”
– James Stewart as “Scottie” Ferguson, Vertigo

Silly Scottie. We can never be free of the past. Paramount Pictures is proving that.

According to Deadline, the studio is in early development on a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. What’s more, Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly eyeing the lead role of a former police detective forced to retire after a line of duty trauma that leaves him with fear of heights and vertigo. James Stewart famously originated the role for the 1958 original.

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has been tapped to pen the script. Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox are producing with Team Downey’s Robert and Susan Downey.

Paramount was the home for the original film, and the Hitchcock Estate favored the studio as the landing spot for this.

What do you make of this bit of news? Is Robert Downey Jr. a good fit for such a prestigious project? Do you think Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo should even be remade? Sound off in the comments below to let us and the rest of the movie-loving world know your thoughts!


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