The folks at Platinum Dunes are at it again. ShockTillYouDrop exclusively reported yesterday that the company responsible for most of the horror remakes this decade are in talks with Paramount for the rights to remake the 1960s classic horror, Rosemary’s Baby.
The original, which starred Mia Farrow and was directed by Roman Polanski, followed Rosemary (Farrow) as she moves into a new apartment with her husband, then becomes pregnant. Her new neighbours are supportive and involved, perhaps a little too much so, and it transpires that all is not what it seems, her unborn child included. Excellently executed and tremendously terrifying, does it really sound in need of a remake? Especially one where Platinum Dunes can add its own brand of improvement?
It’s quite possible that Platinum Dunes have a secret goal, whereby they remake every single original horror movie in existance (though not the sequels, they can make their own versions of those up) and erase all memory of the (far better) originals. Not that they’d ever admit it, of course.
For those keeping tabs, Platinum Dunes have now remade/gotten the rights to the following horrors:
– The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
– The Amityville Horror (2005)
– The Hitcher (2007)
– Friday the 13th (2009)
– The Birds (2009)
– A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
I’m sure that in a few months, we’ll hear that they want to remake The Exorcist, or maybe The Shining. They could even achieve a double score by not asking Jack Nicholson to repeat his crazed performance as Jack, we hear he loves it when that happens.