Director Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby is the latest horror flick to get the reboot treatment. Instead of theaters, this retelling is coming to the small screen.
NBC Entertainment’s Bob Greenblatt recently announced that a new version of Ira Levin’s classic novel is headed to primetime. The four-hour thriller will reportedly tell the story of a young husband and wife living in Paris who are expecting a little bundle of joy.
Unfortunately, very little is known about the project as of this writing. Greenblatt said the Rosemary’s Baby reboot would be an “edge-of-your-seat thriller,” but stopped short of giving reporters any concrete details about the adaptation. It’s also unclear when it will debut on NBC.
Levin’s book was originally adapted by controversial director Roman Polanski back in 1968. The film found actress Mia Farrow tackling the role of Rosemary Woodhouse while actor and director John Cassavetes played her husband Guy Woodhouse. The film is widely considered one of the best horror movies of all time.
Rosemary’s Baby isn’t the only horror story getting the reboot treatment. NBC is also planning a new version of the Stephen King novel The Tommyknockers. The event series will explore happens to the residents of a small town after the arrival of a mysterious object.
ABC originally aired a miniseries based on the author’s book back in 1993. In this writer’s humble opinion, The Tommyknockers is one of the few stories that could use an update. Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, and Traci Lords starred in this version of the tale.
In addition to Rosemary’s Baby and The Tommyknockers, NBC will air the sequel to Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s The Bible and a miniseries centered around Hillary Clinton starring Diane Lane.
“We need to be in the event business,” Greenblatt explained on Saturday.
How do you feel about NBC rebooting Rosemary’s Baby? Do you think the story needs updating?
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