Director Walter Hill has entered into a partnership agreement with the Aldrich Company to remake What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Hill will direct and adapt the screenplay.
The original 1962 psychological thriller was directed by Robert Aldrich and featured the iconic pairing of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as sisters Jane and Blanche.
“The two equal leads demand great performers — that is a given. The intensity of the gothic storyline makes a reconfiguration of the drama still a potentially searing experience. The idea is to make a modern film without modernizing the period. It needs to resonate the golden age of Hollywood,” Hill said in a press release.
“I am greatly honored that Walter Hill will be joining us in the collaboration of this film. I know that he will respect the material and the legacy of this terrific project,” Adell Aldrich, daughter of the late Robert Aldrich, said in the same release.
This won’t be the first time Baby Jane has reappeared. In 1991, there was an ABC television movie starring real-life sisters Lynn Redgrave as Baby Jane Hudson and Vanessa Redgrave as Blanche Hudson.