Rosemary’s Remake…I’m Rooting for the Devil.
The why oh why remake alert is now buried in the red and the needle may have broken off.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Michael Bay’s production company Platinum Dunes is working on a remake of Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. Seriously what is there to remake, other than just cashing in on instant name recognition. Rosemary’s Baby was an Oscar winning horror film, quick name another on that list! Jessica Alba is rumored to up for the lead role, originally played by Mia Farrow. I’m certain the new film will have all of the subtlety and nuance or Polanski’s film. One can only hope that this is a cursed production. If this Rosemary remake is successful then perhaps they can also remake to unofficial “sequel” Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby.
Platinum Dunes is also working on new versions of Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street, and have already remade Texas Chainsaw Masacre and Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, and apparently have a remake of The Birds in the works. The Birds, that’s a whole other discussion and Melanie Griffith’s mother is gonna be mad!
Hey I’ve got an idea Platinum Dunes…make your own damn movies, or at least remake crappy ones like The Rock or Armageddon.