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Rosemary's Baby remake killed?

RosemarysBaby.jpgThe 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.

The producers behind the remake, Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller from Platinum Dunes, said of the attempt at remaking Rosemary's Baby that:

“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?





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I wish The Birds would fall from the slate! I can't see it being anything less than awful. I can't believe someone at Platinum had an ouce of sense and chose not to remake Rosemary's Baby.

I don't know why people get so precious about remakes. I don't see how it destroys the original. Of course the original is always better! But some of us still do enjoy watching the remakes. LOVED Texas Chainsaw and Texas Chainsaw The Beginning.

I can't wait for all the planned Platinum Dunes films. Looking forward to see what they do with The Birds and Nightmare on Elm Street. Of course I love the originals but am interested to see a fresh new take on it.

Rosemary's Baby is my fave all time film would have enjoyed seeing a remake. Even if it was crap it wouldn't bother me. I just wouldn't watch it again!

Lighten up people!

"I don't know why people get so precious about remakes. I don't see how it destroys the original."

what?

how about all of this people that hasn't seen the original, to see the remake, with a crappy story and bad performances ( jessica alba in the rol of rosemary oh boy, that's disgusting ), it just going to kill the original movie for new generations, and of course if it is produce by michael bay, every retarded person in america would go and see it. i mean, i prefer watch the original version a lot more than a a crappy new movie only intended for $.

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