Is Universal Regretting Disturbia?


Is the 2007 film Disturbia a modern remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window? Even if it is, how many times have you seen a movie and said afterwards that it reminded you of being exactly like the film…

Disturbia is a film about a teenager who, while under house arrest, spies on his neighbors and comes to believe that one of them is a serial killer. Sound familiar to Jimmy Stewart’s character in the classic thriller? But don’t take my word, there have been many commentaries that Disturbia is an updated version of Rear Window, including Disturbia’s lead actor Shia LaBeouf, who said that producer Steven Spielberg wanted to revamp Rear Window, and Disturbia’s Director D.J. Caruso, who said that the Rear Window was “obviously” a big inspiration. Even the movie posters for these two films are strikingly similar.

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