First NEAR DARK, now the devil baby is being miscarried. While the announcement was premature in the first place, Platinum Dunes has now openly claimed that they are now not part of Paramount Pictures’ remake of Rosemary’s Baby. The 1968 horror film from legendary director Roman Polanski followed a young couple who move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life. Read on for the story.
It was announced way back in March that Platinum Dunes would be remaking Polanski’s classic film. Now it looks like they hit a dead end in finding a story. Collider chatted with producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form for their forthcoming release of THE UNBORN and this is the the answer they received when asked about the remake.
“We are not doing ROSEMARY’S BABY,” Andrew Form exclaimed.
“No, no. I mean… ROSEMARY’S BABY was announced and it’s like a little bit like we’re taking about with Freddy,” Fuller adds. “We went down that road and we even talked to the best writers in town and it feels like it might not be do-able. We couldn’t’ come up with something where it felt like it was relevant and we could add something to it other than what it was so we’re now not going to be doing that film.”
Just because Platinum Dunes isn’t remaking the film doesn’t mean Paramount Pictures has lost interest. Watch for any further updates as they come in.