Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Artist and Muse #30


Roman Polanski directs Mia Farrow in the masterful and massively influential ROSEMARY'S BABY (1969). I have a sense of dread that Polanski's untouchable film will be the victim of a remake within the next few years. I hope I am wrong but with the recent HALLOWEEN re-working that is out, it seems like nothing is sacred.

5 comments:

Rogue Spy 007 said...

Hey Jeremy. I'm sure you are right. Nothing is scared in Hollywood anymore. They would remake anything if they thought they could make a buck off of it. I hope that this film doesn't get remade. It's a classic like it is.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Keith,
I am sure a remake will be approaching soon for this incredible film which I find very frustrating. Polanski's original can not be topped...

Mr. Peel said...

Back during the horror wave of the late 90s, maybe it was around the time of Carrie 2, I wondered if Paramount would take note of the release of the Son of Rosemary novel and maybe begin looking into the availability for Mia Farrow to star in a 30-years-later followup. Of course, the novel didn't get very good reviews (it's easy to imagine them jettisoning everything but the title anyway), it probably didn't appeal to the teen horror crowd anyway and maybe we should forget I even brought this up. I haven't heard anything about a remake and I'm going to hope it stays that way.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Mr. Peel,
I remembering wondering the same thing about that book...glad they didn't and I agree that I hope they never remake this one...thanks for the comments

Jeffrey Allen Rydell said...

I'm pretty sure Catherine Hardwicke of THIRTEEN fame was developing it some years back, though I get the feeling she may have moved on. Maybe the bald-faced purloining that is THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE gave the execs pause.

There are so few perfect films - and ROSEMARY'S BABY is among them. May the redux 'Hail Satan' in development hell the rest of its days.

I wonder if anyone will ever have the balls to remake JAWS...

-Jeffrey Allen Rydell