Michael Bay Will Rebirth 'Rosemary's Baby'
Platinum Dunes is already remaking 'Friday the 13th,' 'The Birds' and 'Nightmare on Elm Street'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Baby and his Platinum Dunes shingle are in negotiations with Paramount to develop a new version of Ira Levin's bestselling novel.
Bay would produce along with Platinum partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. No writer is attached.
Levin's book and Polanski's Oscar nominated screenplay focused on a young couple moving into a too-good-to-be-true apartment building in New York. When the woman becomes pregnant, she begins to suspect that something very unsavory (and just a bit occult-y) is afoot, both with her husband and the oddly polite people next door. Unlike The Hollywood Reporter, we aren't going to ruin the entire movie, but let's just say she isn't wrong.
Ruth Gordon won an Oscar for her supporting role in the 1968 film.
The trade paper offers no insight into whether Platinum Dunes has an angle around which to build the remake or if the company just likes remaking things.
Platinum Dunes has had varying degrees of success with previous remakes of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "The Amityville Horror" and "The Hitcher."
The company now has remakes of "Near Dark," "The Birds," "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Friday the 13th" in various stages of development.