Rosemary's Baby remake killed?
The remake of Rosemary's Baby is dead, as dead as the remake of Near Dark, thank the lords. That's the good news, the bad news is that Platinum Dunes aren't dropping any other remakes, such as The Birds.
Frankly they couldn't have made a better decision, especially after the reasoning they gave for the remake in the first place, just because they could.
“Rosemary’s Baby was announced and it’s like a little bit like we’re taking about with Freddy. We went down that road and we even talked to the best writers in town and it feels like it might not be do-able...
...We couldn’t’ come up with something where it felt like it was relevant and we could add something to it other than what it was so we’re now not going to be doing that film.”
The quote comes from Collider through Total Film and has me a little surprised, look what they just said, that it was a little like Freddy, that no one could come up with a decent idea, and yet the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street is still going ahead!
However at least the Rosemary's Baby remake is dead, I really don't think they could have remade the Roman Polanski classic. To be honest I did have a glimmer of hope until they recently told everyone why they were thinking of remaking it, from an earlier Filmstalker story:
"If we don't do Rosemarys Baby someone else is...They're not going to pass on that. Being horror fans like we are, we want to take the opportunity to take shot at it rather than read about someone else doing it."
Wow, that's a great reason to remake something!
However now it seems like it's over, and thank heavens for small mercies. That and Near Dark are down, what's next to fall from their remake slate?