Latino Review reports that Alfred Hitchock’s Suspicion is getting remade with Will Smith attached to star and produce. I agree with scooper “Pinche Taco” when it comes to Hitchcock: he can be imitated, but never remade…-ed. For those who don’t know, Hitchcock’s 1941 film starred Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine and was about a woman (Fontaine) who marries a man (Grant) whom she eventually suspects is trying to kill her. Hitchcock’s film had a compromised ending where the studio demanded a “happy” conclusion. While I’m not crazy about remaking any Hitchcock movie (Disturbia is the best yet simply because it’s not terrible), Suspicion is not among the director’s best and there’s room to do a fresh take (which would be a re-adaptation of the source material, Francis Iles’ 1932 novel Before the Fact).
Smith would play the Grant role and I support it simply because I want to see if he can play a bad guy. He certainly has the charm the role requires, but he’s never played anything close to villain so I’d like to see him challenge himself as an actor in that respect. As long as they don’t have Smith committing suicide via jellyfish, there’s hope.
Then again, Smith may do another movie instead. He has plenty to choose from. Hit the jump for just a few of the films he may do next.