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Old 03-12-08, 08:39 PM
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Next Michael Bay Abortion: Rosemary's Baby

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Director Bay delivering "Rosemary's Baby" remake

By Borys KitWed Mar 12, 12:59 AM ET

"Rosemary's Baby" is in for a rebirth.

Paramount is in negotiations with "Transformers" director Michael Bay's horror label Platinum Dunes to revive the 1968 classic for a new generation of moviegoers.

Platinum Dunes has already released remakes of such films as "The Hitcher," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Amityville Horror," and is working on a new "Friday the 13th."

"Rosemary's Baby," based on a best-selling novel by playwright-author Ira Levin, follows a young couple who move into a gothic New York apartment, where they are befriended by their elderly neighbors. After the woman becomes mysteriously pregnant, she discovers that the neighbors actually are part of a coven of witches and that her husband has allowed her to be impregnated by the devil in exchange for a successful career.

Mia Farrow played the pregnant woman in the original Paramount Pictures film, which was directed by Roman Polanski. Co-star Ruth Gordon won an Oscar for her role.

No scribe is yet on board to write, and Platinum Dunes plans to be meticulous with the remake, knowing it has been entrusted with a jewel from the Paramount library.

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Old 03-12-08, 09:10 PM
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I predict, if this movie is made and then promptly bombs, some news outlet will use the phrase "Rosemary's Baby stillborn."
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Bay's company != Bay
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I think it's a great choice. Polanski's a pretty good director, but I think he missed what the story really needed -- lots of very load, spectacular explosions.
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Originally Posted by Decker
I think it's a great choice. Polanski's a pretty good director, but I think he missed what the story really needed -- lots of very load, spectacular explosions.

...........and beautifully shot sunsets......................in slo-mo of course.
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Meh. I never mind when they make these remakes. I know what to avoid. I just hope this leads to a special edition DVD of the original like they did with the Omen.
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Sounds awesome.
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Sweet! Whos likes watching oldz n boring movies anywas?!? Just loserz. Bay knows what hes doining and this movie is gona rule!!! He Texaz Chainsaws movie is so better then the stupid original. I fell asleep during the original. My friends saiys that Polandskiey is a hack anwayz who makes boring movies.



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I hope this has a nu-metal soundtrack and a washed out look. Oh and extreme close ups of people yelling.
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EVERYTIME I hear Michael Bay's name THIS is what I think of, his camera "work"...

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I think people here are a little too hard on the guy. Armageddon didn't age well, but it was thrilling when it first came out, The Island was a very fun movie (I thought anyway), and Transformers was a good summer blockbuster. And let's not forget The Rock.
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Why did they even bother settling the writer's strike? Hollywood doesn't need writers if all they're going to do is remakes!
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Wouldn't Transformers II be Bay's next movie, since it's due out in July of next year?
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Originally Posted by thecrackedjack2
I think people here are a little too hard on the guy. Armageddon didn't age well, but it was thrilling when it first came out, The Island was a very fun movie (I thought anyway), and Transformers was a good summer blockbuster. And let's not forget The Rock.
The Rock was his only decent film.The Island is terrible.And Transformers is great if you are 8 years old.Bay is a hack.Rosemary's Baby was done perfectly the first time around.No need to remake.Bay will probably cast one of the non talented Jessicas in it-Alba,Biel.
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Originally Posted by abrg923
Wouldn't Transformers II be Bay's next movie, since it's due out in July of next year?
Like I mentioned in the 3rd post of this thread, it's Bay's horror company making this, not Michael Bay. Not sure why people don't get that.

Paramount is in negotiations with "Transformers" director Michael Bay's horror label Platinum Dunes to revive the 1968 classic for a new generation of moviegoers.

Platinum Dunes has already released remakes of such films as "The Hitcher," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Amityville Horror," and is working on a new "Friday the 13th."
I'm pretty sure that Bay didn't direct all those other remakes
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If they're smart, they should compress the plot points of the original film to the first 10 minutes. Then, for the next 80 feature the Devil Baby on a rampage.

So, in other words, make it a remake of "It's Alive" as well!

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Michael Bay is the definition of everything that is wrong with the summer blockbuster these days. Zero story, zero character development, CGI & Action galore with teenagers who have an attention span of about 5 seconds. Oh how I miss those summer blockbusters called Jaws, Star Wars, and Back to the Future....
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I hope his company remakes every horror film ever made. It's funny reading some of the criticism. I actually enjoyed the remakes of Texax Chainsaw Massacre, Amityville Horror, and, dare I say, The Hitcher.

It's smart on the studio's part. They get to revive a popular film for a new audience, while at the same time, put focus on the original, which they can sell to the old audience again with a new dvd.

Remaking some of these horror films isn't quite as damaging as say, trying for The Godfather or 2001.
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Explain to me how remaking The Godfather or 2001 would be "damaging" using the studio logic you noted above.
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what - this isn't Onion news?
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It's too bad cinematic rape isn't considered a crime like the real kind of rape.

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Is that the future of Bay's career, desecrating, er, remaking old horror movies? What happens when he runs out of movies to remake? Will he remake his remake of TCM?
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how dare you bash the guy who broguht us a movie that did the Transformers justice?! Shame on you all. All his sins have since been whiped clean.
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I love his movies, Transformers was one of the best movies last year. His Action flicks are among the best out there
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Originally Posted by Eric D.
Explain to me how remaking The Godfather or 2001 would be "damaging" using the studio logic you noted above.
Damaging to those who despise any and all remakes. I'm sure there would be far more complaints from people if The Godfather was remade, compared to Rosemary's Baby.

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