We live in an age where original content is hard to come by, and if you have ever tried to write original content yourself, you should be aware that it can be pretty hard to find new topics which have never been explored and will be liked by the audience. Thus most people want to repeat or recreate the success of hit old movies by remaking old classics or blockbusters for the new-age audience. While sometimes this tactic of recycling content works most of the times directors and Studios try to create the magic of the old films by substituting only the visuals and using Pretty graphics.
In fact, we have seen some great classics completely being let down by their unnecessary and uninspired remake. These include films like Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho which was first remade in 1998 and then several times afterwards even into TV series, but none of them was as good as the original. Another example of a movie which was ruined by its remake is the Ghostbusters where the filmmakers of the 2016 rehash decided to cast an all-female lead for the roles which were originally portrayed by 4 male actors including the legendary comedian Bill Murray.
This caused a lot of controversy among the fans who didn’t like needless feminism and bland comedy off the remake. So when Netflix decided to remake another one of Hitchcock’s classic Oscar-winning movies, our hopes were pretty low. In this article, we will explore the remake of the 1940 film Rebecca and compare it to the original Oscar-winning film.
Release Date: Netflix’s Rebecca 2020
The upcoming Netflix film is set to release around Halloween this year. For those who were wishing for a classic creepy movie to watch this Halloween, this can be a good opportunity for them. If you haven’t seen any of the Hitchcock’s previous work, you can also do a movie marathon of Hitchcock old movies and their remakes. The Netflix remake of Rebecca is releasing on 21 October 2020.
Cast: Netflix’s Rebecca 2020
Although we have prodded upon remakes since the start of the article the director of the film, Ben Wheatley has created a movie which is absolutely gorgeous to look at. Stills from the sets of the film looks like 1900’s style fashion magazine covers, and the sets themselves are hauntingly beautiful from the Sunkissed planes from the start of the movie or the grey dreary coasts of the English countryside. The film also boasts a competent cast of actors and actresses such as Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter and Lily James as his second wife as well as Kristen Scott Thomas as Mrs Danvers. The character of Mrs Denvers absolutely steals the show, and you can check out the movie just for this performance.
Plot: Netflix’s Rebecca 2020
Netflix’s Remake is based on the bestselling novel Rebecca by the author Daphne du Maurier published in 1938. It is a Romantic Thriller based in England during the colonial era. The plot of the movie revolves around a young newlywed who goes to her husband estate in the English countryside of Monte Carlo. She must contend with the creepy housekeeper and her seemingly sinister plans and also the looming shadow of her husband’s first wife, Rebecca. The film has faced some criticism as it fails to deliver anything close to the oscar-winning work unlike the original but is more faithful to the source material and has some awesome performances.
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Trailer: Netflix’s Rebecca 2020