Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller To Catch a Thief (1955) will be remade by the Viacom studio as a Spanish television series, Variety reported. The series will be set in Argentina and Spain and will comprise 10 one-hour episodes.
The series will be helmed by Javier Olivares, creator of the Spanish drama El Ministerio del Tiempo. The Spanish title is Atrapar a un Ladron.
Hitchcock’s film stars Cary Grant as a former burglar attempting to nab a thief responsible for a series of robberies on the French Riviera. Grace Kelly plays an American tourist with whom Grant’s character falls in love. The film marked Hitchcock’s final collaboration with Grace Kelly after Rear Window (19543 and Dial M For Murder (1954), and is notable for its costumes, by Edith Head, and cinematography by Robert Burks.
The movie was supposed to have been remade in 2004, but the project never took off. “...for Viacom the project makes sense on various levels,” Variety said. “Paramount owns the rights to the film, and its Miami-based international studio is ramping up production of original content. The series will play on the Paramount cable net in most of Latin America and on the Telefe broadcast network, which Viacom owns, in Argentina.”