Rosemary's Baby murdered
Well it looks like another classic horror film is to be reimagined/recreated/revitalised – whatever word they want to use to hide the fact that Michael Bay's company is looking at remaking the classic horror Rosemary's Baby.
Platinum Dunes has already tackled such great horrors as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and The Hitcher, and with work in progress on Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and The Birds, I'm beginning to wonder if there is anything left to remake.
The rumour from Shock Till You Drop through MoviesOnline is still just that, but you can easily see them remaking this classic film which starred Mia Farrow and the fantastic John Cassavetes. Roman Polanski directed and wrote the screenplay for the excellent thriller about a young mother who becomes obsessed and paranoid with the idea that her husband and friends are practising witchcraft, and that her baby isn't what she thought it was.
You can just see them treating Rosemary's Baby with such irreverence and losing all the power of the original. What's so sad is that this news doesn't even shock me any more and I'm waiting to find out which classic film they've decided to remake next.
Of course they're making them because people go to the cinema to see them, and there's a great wad of that audience who haven't even seen the original Rosemary's Baby, and I guess that's what they're banking on here. They could remake it in a modern MTV camera style fashion and the younger audience will probably lap it up.
No classics are safe. Expect...actually I started listing some classic titles as examples and then started realising that they have been remade/reimagined already. It's worse than I thought.