News on Rosemary's Baby and The Birds remakes
More news on horror remakes from Brad Fuller. Last we heard The Birds was happening, but Rosemary's Baby wasn't. But now they seem to have swapped status. The one that we thought was dead isn't after all, and one that we thought was going ahead might not be after all.
As long as we are all clear. More details inside on exactly what is happening with which film.
Late last year we heard that the planned remake of Rosemary's Baby was no longer happening. Platinum Dunes said that they couldn't come up with a script that they were pleased with. This despite consulting the best writer they could find.
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.
But now all that seems to have changed. While courting media on the set of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Brad Fuller says people shouldn't be so quick to judge. Now they have a script, but it isn't called Rosemary's Baby. Or is it?
...whoever’s criticizing Rosemary’s Baby hasn’t read Scott Kosar’s – we’re calling it Rosemary’s Baby, but we’re not doing that movie. But they haven’t read Scott Kosar’s script, which is now called The Sacrifice. They haven’t read that script, so when they can criticize something they know nothing about, that doesn’t resonate with me.
Now I'm all kinds of confused. It's not called Rosemary's Baby, but it might be something similar? Or it's called Rosemary's Baby but it actually isn't? Either way they now have a script they like. And we will find out in due time if it is or isn't Rosemary's Baby. At around the same time last year The Birds remake was continuing, with Naomi Watts interested in the lead role. Now Brad Fuller says that The Birds is no longer the attractive prospect that it used to be. Put simply, birds are a bit dull.
Brad Fuller: And the limitations that birds… What do they do? They peck and poke.
Andrew Form: And poop.
BF: Right, so there’s not a lot of variety as to what can happen.
AF: You start with the (expletive removed) and you build up to pecking and then they poke..
Fuller added to /Film, that "...it doesn’t feel like that’s up next for us". Well Alfred Hitchcock managed to make something out of it, but then he was Hitchcock. So the Platinum Dunes remake machine is still producing, but The Birds won't be happening in a hurry if at all. And Rosemary's Baby may happen, but it might not in fact be Rosemary's Baby.
Do you want to see either of these?