‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Miniseries Remake Officially Greenlit at NBC
NBC’s recent live ‘Sound of Music’ success must have shaken loose a bit of courage, as the struggling network has officially committed to its horror miniseries remake of 1968 classic ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ after initially broaching the idea this summer. The new ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ has officially set both its story and creative team, so what new horror will the miniseries craft?
According to the press release, Scott Abbott and James Wong (‘The X-Files,’ ‘American Horror Story‘) will write the screenplay for the four-hour reboot, while Agnieszka Holland (‘Treme‘) will direct. Unlike Roman Polanski’s original New York City tale starring Mia Farrow, however, the new version of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ will see the young couple settling into an apartment in Paris with a horrifying past.
Says NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke of the new ‘Rosemary’s Baby’:
As we move into the event movie and miniseries space, Rosemary’s Baby represents the kind of attention-getting, surprising project that will make noise for us. The story has been updated and moved to Paris, but it’s faithful to the spirit of Ira Levin’s classic novel. This is a compelling tale wonderfully told.
We’re cautiously curious to see what NBC might do with a modern reboot of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ as an event series, but what say you? Can the new version live up to Roman Polanski’s original? What actress would you most like to see pixie cut for the role? Take a look at the original below, and tell us what you think.