Rosemary’s Baby was that most rare of beasts: A horror film set on the Upper West Side. It’s also a time capsule of New York maternal anxiety c. 1968 filtered through the minds of Ira Levin and Roman Polanski. You know, a classic.
A classic which may very likely be remade by Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon, Bad Boys).
Paramount, the owner of the Rosemary’s property, is close to completing talks with Bay’s Platinum Dunes production company to approve a remake. Platinum Dunes, which is helmed by Bay alongside Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, has been on a horror movie remake kick as of late. The other films they’ve landed the rights to include:
Platinum Dunes were also behind the recent Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Amityville Horror and Texas Chainsaw Massacre remakes; it’s odd company for what’s widely considered to be one of the best psychological horror films of all time.
The current word is that Fuller is currently soliciting pitches from various horror-oriented Hollywood screenwriters.