Friday, March 14, 2008

Kendra passes along word that a remake is in the work for one of our favorite horror films, Rosemary's Baby

"Rosemary's Baby" is in for a rebirth.

Paramount is in negotiations with horror shingle Platinum Dunes to bring back the classic for a new generation of moviegoers.

Partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce the remake. Adam Fields ("Donnie Darko"), who brought the project to Platinum Dunes, will also produce.
Michael Bay is not a name I am familiar with, but his IMDB page says that he is currently in pre-production of remakes of The Birds, Friday the Thirteenth, and Nightmare on Elm Street. Apparently he only remakes old horror movies. Of course there is always danger with any remake of anything, but especially in horror movies like Rosemary's Baby, a good part of the horror comes from the subtlety of the direction, the lack of special effects, and the simplicity of the story. I don't know that this movie could be remade now--at least not without totally destroying the aesthetic. Let hope that Adam Fields can exert some Darko-esque discretion and not ruin this film.

Here's the original trailer:

1 comment:

traxus4420 said...

you saw michael bay is the director of such masterpieces as pearl harbor, transformers, and bad boys 1 AND 2, right? he's also the protege of jerry bruckheimer -- the godfather of '80s republican fantasies (top gun, days of thunder, beverly hills cop).

so i'm sure these upcoming films will be classics. all over again.