NBC To Remake “Rosemary’s Baby” And “Tommyknockers”?

July 28, 2013

NBC announced at the Television Critics Association’s Summer 2013 Tour that amongst their many projects in development are new versions of ROSEMARY’S BABY and Stephen King’s TOMMYKNOCKERS.

Rosemary’s Baby is a four-hour updated retelling of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted into 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.

The production company behind the project is Lionsgate. Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Winchell) is writing the script, while Joshua Maurer, David Stern, Perri Kipperman, and Alix Witlin will serve as executive producers.

Stephen King’s Tommyknockers is based on the renowned 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.

A new version of Tommyknockers could be interesting, but I cringe at the idea of a Rosemary’s Baby remake. Roman Polanski may have issues with his personal life, but that movie is a classic and near perfection.

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