It looks as if NBC is going the horror route even further. Hannibal was incredibly successful. Dracula (featuring Jonathan Rhys Meyers) arrives this fall. Now the Peacock is that tackling two more recognizable properties in the horror genre.
Deadline.com broke the news that NBC has announced a four-hour remake/ update of Rosemary’s Baby. They are also piggy backing on the success of Stephen King’s The Dome with a new version of Tommyknockers.
In case you need to know:
“Rosemary’s Baby is a four-hour updated retelling of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted as a feature film about devil worship and the complex relationship between a young husband and wife. In the new version, the couple lives in Paris where this edge-of-your-seat thriller unfolds. Lionsgate is the production company. Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Winchell) will serve as writer on Rosemary’s Baby. Executive producers are Joshua Maurer, David Stern, Perri Kipperman and Alix Witlin”.
“Stephen King’s Tommyknockers is based on the renown author’s chilling 1987 novel about how the residents of a small Maine town deal with what they believe is an alien spacecraft that has landed nearby. Executive producers are Frank Konigsberg and Larry Sanitsky. Emmy Award winner Yves Simoneau (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) is attached to direct”.
I’ve never seen King’s Tommyknockers, but I am a huge fan of Rosemary’s Baby. I don’t think a remake is something I want to see. The original is perfect. It will take a pretty good cast to even get me interested. Sound off below Maniacs!