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Rosemary's Bay?

03.03.2008
Say what you want about Michael Bay, but the guy loves classic cinema. After all, it provides material for plenty of remakes!

According to STYD, Bay's Platinum Dunes production company isn't content to remake Hitchcock's THE BIRDS (CGI gulls!), so they're also zeroing in on Roman Polanski's masterpiece chiller ROSEMARY'S BABY (CGI Antichrist!).

Easy there, fans of Mia Farrow and demon fetuses -- according to the report, Dunes is just "in talks" with Paramount about a potential remake. But considering their ability to get new versions of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, AMITYVILLE HORROR and THE HITCHER made (and with FRIDAY THE 13th and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET reboots on the way), it's probably inevitable.

The creepy 1968 original, based on a novel by Ira Levin, starred John Cassavetes as an ambitious New York actor whose desire for fame and fortune leads to a devious trade for wife Mia's reproductive capabilities.
Extra Tidbit: I wonder how many people who watched RUSH HOUR 3 realized it was Polanksi giving Chan and Tucker an (off-screen) ass check?
Source: STYD

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7:42AM on 03/04/2008

One Question....

Honestly, when was the last time someone watched one of these 'I have no original thoughts' style remakes and said to themselves "wow, that movie was not only enjoyable, it was completely necessary"
Honestly, when was the last time someone watched one of these 'I have no original thoughts' style remakes and said to themselves "wow, that movie was not only enjoyable, it was completely necessary"
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3:30AM on 03/04/2008

IMPOSSIBLE

Rosemary's Baby is arguably the greatest American horror film of all time. To even attempt to remake it is suicidal. You can't top the original.
Rosemary's Baby is arguably the greatest American horror film of all time. To even attempt to remake it is suicidal. You can't top the original.
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2:48AM on 03/04/2008
"But considering their ability to get new versions of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, AMITYVILLE HORROR and THE HITCHER..."

New AND crappy, dont forget crappy. Although I must say the cinematography in the TCM remake was beautiful... even if it was just a macabre(d) version of an urban outfitters catalouge.

Can't someone explain to Michael Bay that remaking classics won't make up for his mediocre originals? Especially when he lies cloaked, obscured behind the producer's title, instead of behind
"But considering their ability to get new versions of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, AMITYVILLE HORROR and THE HITCHER..."

New AND crappy, dont forget crappy. Although I must say the cinematography in the TCM remake was beautiful... even if it was just a macabre(d) version of an urban outfitters catalouge.

Can't someone explain to Michael Bay that remaking classics won't make up for his mediocre originals? Especially when he lies cloaked, obscured behind the producer's title, instead of behind the camera himself. Geez, take it like a man... so we can all finally admit that you suck. Im pretty sure that if his name was under "directed by" on those films, EVERYONE would agree to bar him from filmmaking... to which he might reply "Either put up... Or shut up!" Yes, I am comparing him to Uwe Boll, but even I can admit that that was sorta out of line. Not that those films would necessarily turn out the same way they did with their actual directors, but knowing Bay's "story"telling and directing style/tendencies, im sure his style and this type of material wouldn't be an even match. Which puzzles me because all these crappy remakes of classic horror really have nothing to do with or are stylistically, thematically, and genre-wise in common with any of Bay's own films. Leave Rosemary's Baby alone! Hell, leave filmmaking altogether while you're at it!
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10:43PM on 03/03/2008
Wow, I mean, what the shit? I don't usually bitch about bad remakes of great films, but why would you even want to consider remaking 'Rosemary's Baby'? There's no way you could outdo Polanski on this one.
Wow, I mean, what the shit? I don't usually bitch about bad remakes of great films, but why would you even want to consider remaking 'Rosemary's Baby'? There's no way you could outdo Polanski on this one.
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9:32PM on 03/03/2008
Maybe if audiences stopped going, they would stop remaking. Seems like this annoying thing called "demand" is fueling these cheap but profitable remakes. Recent remakes like The Omen, The Hills Have Eyes, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, have all been quite profitable.
Maybe if audiences stopped going, they would stop remaking. Seems like this annoying thing called "demand" is fueling these cheap but profitable remakes. Recent remakes like The Omen, The Hills Have Eyes, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, have all been quite profitable.
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8:07PM on 03/03/2008

Gross

Michael Bay...really now. Just stop producing crap remakes. Well, stop making crap movies too that'd be nice.

Out of all of those though I have to say The Hitcher was at least enjoyable. But then again, I watched it at 2 in the morning and slept through large portions.

And yeah, I noticed Polanski in the trailer for Rush Hour 3, but that still didn't make me go see it.
Michael Bay...really now. Just stop producing crap remakes. Well, stop making crap movies too that'd be nice.

Out of all of those though I have to say The Hitcher was at least enjoyable. But then again, I watched it at 2 in the morning and slept through large portions.

And yeah, I noticed Polanski in the trailer for Rush Hour 3, but that still didn't make me go see it.
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