Oh goody. Another remake of a horror movie that I’ve never seen. (And before you people jump on me for not having seen this “classic”, remember that there are a LOT of movies in the world, and I can’t have seen them all, especially movies that were made decades before I was even born. That okay with you?) Anyways, where was I? Oh right. Michael Bay, via his production company Platinum Dunes, is scheduling yet another remake of an old (“classic”) horror movie, this time Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby”.
Shock was tipped off this weekend, and we were later able to confirm, Platinum Dunes is in talks with Paramount to update Roman Polanski’s film starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon. Industry sources tell us the Dunes team – producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form – are currently looking for a writer (or writers) to tackle the material.
First adapted in ’68, Rosemary’s Baby concerns a young couple – Guy and Rosemary (Cassavetes and Farrow, respectively) – living in Manhattan. Shortly after settling into their new apartment, Rosemary becomes pregnant and slowly falls very ill. Paranoia and suspicion of witchcraft at work ensues.
I gotta say, Michael Bay is seriously pissing away all the good will he’s garnered for “Transformers”. First he remade “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (which, admittedly, I kinda liked), and now he’s doing totally unnecessary remakes of “Friday the 13th” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street”.
Maybe they can get Charlize Theron to play the Mia Farrow role. She was basically playing the Mia Farrow via “Rosemary’s Baby” when she starred in “The Astronaut’s Wife”, wasn’t she?