Director Michael Bay is set to produce an upcoming remake of "The Birds", the classic Alfred Hitchcock's film from 1963.

Bay will produce the movie, while Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen will direct.

The film was loosely based on a 1952 short story of the same name.   Naomi Watts will reportedly star as the lead character, Melanie Daniels, formerly played by Tippi Hedren.

The character is a socialite who travels to Bodega Bay, California after an encounter with a man, and ends up suddenly hit with a series of violent attacks by birds.