Par, Bay prep another dash of 'Rosemary'
Empty"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.
"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.