To be fair, it's more of an adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier's novel, but nevertheless, it's going before the screen again. Screenwriter Steven Knight has the script honors, and according to Variety, they will be sticking closely to the source material more than simply adapting Hitchcock's film.
I'm actually okay with that. REBECCA is a fantastic book, with a definite mood about it, and if the filmmakers know how to slowly raise the tension I think it could be quite interesting to see. But will they make REBECCA a modern-day take on the material? I'd say that's a probable yes, which deflates my interest in the movie somewhat, but it all depends on who will be behind the camera.
I think this would be an exercise in real unease and tension if done right, and since this is a Dreamworks project I could see Steven Spielberg playing in Hitchcock's wheelhouse, but he's already got enough on his plate for the next few years. So who would you like to see direct this? My first thought was to the Coens, but since another screenwriter is already working on this, that's highly unlikely that will happen.
In the meantime, the Blu-Ray of hitchcock's one Best Picture winner is out, and well worth picking up.