Bay preps 'Rosemary' redo

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UPDATED 10:45 a.m. PST, Mar. 12

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

Paramount is in negotiations with horror shingle Platinum Dunes to bring back the classic for a new generation of moviegoers.

Partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce the remake. Adam Fields ("Donnie Darko"), who brought the project to Platinum Dunes, will also produce.

"Baby" was a best-selling novel by playwright-author Ira Levin ("The Boys From Brazil," "The Stepford Wives"). The book was adapted in 1968 into a much-loved Paramount movie directed by Roman Polanski that starred Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon, who won an Oscar for her role.

The story 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.

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.

Platinum Dunes already is working with Paramount, along with New Line, on a relaunch of "Friday the 13th." The company is in production on "Unborn," an original supernatural thriller being directed by David Goyer.
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