The Vatican announce today that it was financing a remake of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller The Birds (1963).The Pope was hoping that Tippi Hedren could reprise her role. Although she appeared in The Birds II: Land’s End, at age 90 she decided to decline the role. The film will be directed by a holographic recreation of Alfred Hitchcock. Casting of humans will be delayed until the cgi bird effects are completed. Why the Vatican is financing this project is a mystery. The Pope has only remarked cryptically: The Gringo will know.