With the recent successes of A&E's "Bates Motel" and NBC's "Hannibal" we're not surprised to hear that some more popular horror titles will be getting the TV treatment, and over the weekend The Television Critics Association's Summer 2013 Press Tour dropped some pretty interesting news regarding the Peacock Network's plans to develop reboots of one of the greatest horror films of all time as well as another take at one of Stephen King's best known works.
Deadline is reporting that NBC is in early development on a handful of new projects, including a miniseries based on Roman Polanski's classic ROSEMARY'S BABY along with “Stephen King’s Tommyknockers.”
"Rosemary’s Baby" is a four-hour updated retelling of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted as 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. Lionsgate is the production company. Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Winchell) will serve as writer on Rosemary’s Baby. Executive producers are Joshua Maurer, David Stern, Perri Kipperman and Alix Witlin.
With CBS doing well with "Under the Dome" (based on Stephen King's bestseller) it is not surprising that NBC wants to get in on the action with their own King-material based miniseries. Here's what we know:
“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.
Spit back below and let us know what you think about these projects! As always, we'll keep you posted on news regarding "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Tommyknockers" as we hear it.