Platinum Dunes is Massacring Rosemary's Baby, Too?!
Michael Bay really loves his classic horror movies. He also loves butchering them into piles of Hollywood crap by remaking them via his company Platinum Dunes. So far they've massacred The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, and The Hitcher, and already confirmed on their slate next is Friday the 13th, The Birds, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Now it's time to add one more to the chopping block - Roman Polanski's classic 1968 horror flick Rosemary's Baby. STYD reported today that Bay and Platinum Dunes are trying to get the rights for this remake, but don't even have a writer yet. Oh thank heavens, but that doesn't mean they're not still looking for one.
There is hardly any solid information here. STYD reports only that "producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are currently looking for a writer (or writers) to tackle the material." Whichever writers they end up choosing will truly be the determining factor on whether this could possibly turn out good or not. We're always ready to keep you updated on Platinum Dunes' movies, and when they've confirmed writers or a director for this or any of their other upcoming horror remakes (Friday the 13th, The Birds, A Nightmare on Elm Street), we'll be sure to let you know.
Rosemary's Baby is often referred to as one of the most disturbing, horrifying, and yet well-made horror movies ever. Back in Barry's Director Spotlight on Roman Polanski, he said about the film: "Mia Farrow (with the close-crop haircut she wore while married to Frank Sinatra) is riveting as the title character, but the work by Ruth Gordon (who won an Academy Award for this) and Sidney Blackmer as Rosemary's kindly neighbors has never left me nightmares. This low key but deeply disturbing thriller is near-perfect."
I'm wondering if any of Bay and Platinum Dune's remakes will ever turn out good? The saddest part is that they'll always make money, no matter what, because the mindless moviegoers of today love to classic horror movies like this turned into Hollywood blood and gore spectacles. I'm hoping Bay and company don't go that route, but only time (and which writers they choose) will tell. In the meantime, I've got to ask - does anyone enjoy what Platinum Dunes is doing?