Sep 19 2012
When I saw a THR article about casting news for a new Psycho, I assumed the author was talking about Hitchcock, the upcoming movie adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, the nonfiction book by Stephen Rebello. But no: clearly, the world needs another new Psycho-related project. The article was referring to an upcoming television series from A&E called Bates Motel that will focus on Norman Bates's life as a teenager. (Somewhat disturbingly, young Norman will be played by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's Freddie Highmore.) I'm still unclear as to whether or not this will be a modern-day retelling of the story, or what (if anything) it will have in common with Robert Bloch's original novel.
Posted by: Julianka
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