You didn’t expect Hitchcock to rest in peace for long, did you?
32 years after his death, the Orson Welles of the thriller is rising again in a new film. In honor of the upcoming horror holiday season, Hitchcock, a film highlighting the production of the director’s iconic feature Psycho, creeps into US theaters starting this November.
A trailer for the film has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and with the awesomeness that unfolds in the two and a half-minute clip, it’s easy to see why…
“All of us harbor dark recesses of violence and horror,” reads Anthony Hopkins, an uncanny embodiment of the one and only Alfred Hitchcock, to open the trailer.
Over his voice are "dark" images from the 1960 setting: A man getting hit in the head with shovel, the now infamous Bates house stairwell, a recreation of Marion Crane driving in the rain…
Hopkins adds, “I’m just a man hiding in the corner with a camera… Watching.”
And, while Hitchcock himself never earned an Academy Award, the biopic has already caught 2013 Oscar buzz.
Joining Academy Award winning actor Hopkins are Helen Mirren as Hitch’s wife and assistant director Alma Reville, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, and Scarlett Johansson embodying the notorious Janet Leigh.
“How are you going to shoot this shower scene?” asks Scarlett as Leigh, who played the role of Maron Crane that met her demise via a shower stabbing that has become legendary in cinema history.
“You shouldn’t wait until halfway through, kill her off after 30 minutes,” jabs Mirren, obviously jealous her husband’s interest in the blonde beauty.
But, as the trailer describes, Hitchcock didn’t just face adversity from his wife going into Psycho, but also from the studio, which questioned his age and motives.
The biographic movie opens with a limited release in the US on November 23, 2013.
Check out a trailer for Hitchcock here… Oh, and better leave the lights on for this one, kids!