NBC Readies Remakes of Rosemary’s Baby and Tommyknockers

Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby (1968) Movie Image

NBC is diving even further into the horror pool after finding critical success with Bryan Fuller’s “Hannibal”. The network is now priming remakes of “Rosemary’s Baby”, along with another mini-series based on Stephen King’s “Tommyknockers”.

The network promises an “updated” version of “Rosemary’s Baby”, which will once again be based on the novel by Ira Levin, about “devil worship and the relationship between a young husband and wife”. The book was previously turned into a 1968 movie starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes, and directed by Roman Polanski.

The “update”, apparently, will transplant the couple to Paris. That’s, uh, sounds pretty updated to me.

Look for “Rosemary’s Baby” as a 4-hour mini-series.

The Tommyknockers (1993) Movie PosterMeanwhile, with CBS doing very well with Stephen King’s “Under the Dome”, NBC is looking to horn in on some King action themselves. The network will remake “Tommyknockers”, based on King’s 1987 novel about “the residents of a small Maine town and how they deal with what they perceive to be an alien spacecraft that has landed nearby.”

What? A supernatural tale about wacky residents in a small Maine town? Oh King, you and your crazy ideas! What will you think of next?

The book was previously adapted as a mini-series for ABC in 1993 starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. I vaguely remember that adaptation. I do remember that, like most of King’s novels turned into mini-series, it had its moments, but was otherwise forgettable.

Yves Simoneau will direct the mini-series.

Via : THR