Remaking horror classics is a bad idea, yet the studios keep doing them despite high profile failures like “Psycho” and “Halloween”.
Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes is a leading culprit in this trend with “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “The Amityville Horror” and “The Hitcher” already under their belt, whilst remakes of “The Birds,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Friday the 13th” are in the works.
Now they’ve added another to their list – “Rosemary’s Baby”. Ira Levin’s 1967 horror novel was turned into Roman Polanski’s most famous film the following year and a true classic of the genre was born.
The original concerns a young couple – Guy and Rosemary (John Cassavetes and Mia Farrow) – living in Manhattan. Shortly after settling into their new apartment, she becomes pregnant and slowly falls very ill. Paranoia and suspicion of witchcraft at work ensues as she begins to uncover that she may give birth to the devil’s son.
Now, Shock Til You Drop reports that Dunes is currently seeking writer’s to adapt the project.