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Saldana In Rosemary’s Baby

Posted by T'Bonz - 09/01/14 at 01:01 pm


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Star Trek into DarknessZoë Saldana will be starring in a remake of Rosemary’s Baby.

The remake will come in the form of a four-hour miniseries, to air on NBC.

In Rosemary’s Baby, Saldana’s character becomes pregnant, and becomes “increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.”

The original Rosemary’s Baby, released in 1968, was directed by Roman Polanski, and featured Mia Farrow as Rosemary.

“Zoë has proven that she is one of our most gifted actresses and we think she has the perfect combination of spirit and gravitas to take on the title role from Ira Levin‘s infamous novel,” said Quinn Taylor, Executive Vice President, Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions, NBC Entertainment. “With Zoë leading the cast under the direction of Agnieszka Holland, this re-imagined event mini-series is off to a great start.”

Filming on Rosemary’s Baby begins later this month.

Source: Variety

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  • nevilleross

    A black woman, impregnated by Satan? Black people wouldn’t let that happen to them at all! The sister would kick the ass of the Castavets and their friends and gun them down afterwards, along with the husband that impregnated her and sold the kid off to the Castavets. No back woman would let that happen to her….

    …Just kidding, I want to see this miniseries badly, and wonder if they’ll include what I like to call the ‘Chocolate Mousebite’ sequence (referred to on a chapter of the original Paramount Home Video DVD as ‘This Is No Dream! This Is Really Happening!) They most likely won’t, but it would be fun to see a new version of this sequence.

  • Blue Thunder

    Even though I never cared much for the original 1968 film, and the controversy that it had spawned, the very idea of remaking Roman Polanski’s film is just another bad sign of Hollywood’s lack of imagination. Seriously, remakes are just a cheap way to make a profit. A very cheap way. Why remake and retell a story that has already been told? The story was told in the worst year of the turbulent 1960′s. Why rehash and recycle it for another generation?

    Seriously, if you want to re-introduce a classic to an entire new generation, then the industry should just re-release the original. Re-tooling and re-making it for a new generation isn’t the way to go about it.

    Hollywood and its studios just really need to focus its energies on more original and artistic material and less(very less, I might add)on remaking films that need not be remade. It’s bad enough that such classics like Planet Of The Apes(another 1968 film), The Omen, The Bionic Woman, Halloween, Halloween II, Battlestar Galactica, V, and countless others have been remade into cinematic waste. Let alone awful that Space:1999 has been slated to be remade, just to appeal to a new generation.

    Seriously, we need to see more originality and less of the Remake Express!

  • Donna Lynne

    Okay, who ‘created’ bags under her eyes in the second picture? Good grief.

  • nevilleross

    As a Hollywood producer might say about that; ‘I’ll stop doing remakes when Broadway stops doing revivals’. The world isn’t dying because of remakes, nor is it a serious matter for anybody to be concerned about.

    If you like original movies, then support original movies by seeing them when they come out (including most of the films from Sundance Film Festival, anything announced or that won an award at Cannes, Telluride, etc.) The only problem is, I don’t think that you would care for those movies or even try to see them out (hint; there’s a channel called the Sundance Film Channel that shows them, as well as the channel called IFC); most likely, you’ll say that these are boring and full of crap. The problem with you seems to be that you don’t like any</i movies of today wand want to go back to the past. But surprise surprise, you can't go back to the past, but have to deal with the present. So it goes.

    Star Trek and Rosemary's Baby, like anything else, needs to be renewed every couple of years, otherwise, they grow stale, boring, and unrelatable; as well, stories have been retold and retold for eons. Somebody retelling a story is not a crime, and you don't have to see it if you don't want to.

  • Blue Thunder

    Actually, I am well aquainted with both Sundance and IFC. I have seen some entertaining films on both of those channels. The same also on TCM – Turner Classic Movies. I support original movies and I support the classics.

    It’s the remakes that I DO NOT support. Seriously, who wants to see the classics remade over and over again?

    If you are going to re-introduce something that was successful before, then the industry just needs to re-release it. NOT remake it!

  • nevilleross

    People have a right to revisit works (theatrical or cinematic) as they see fit; as Steve Martin put it-

    ‘Movies always are open to being remade because times change so much, and the tempo of movies changes. I think of it like a James Bond. They can have different actors play the same role… I’ve had people come up to me and say, ‘We want to remake ‘The Jerk’ with so and so.’ And I say, ‘Fine.’ It just doesn’t bother me. It’s an honor actually.’

    Steve Martin on remakes (something that people like you should pay heed to.)

  • Blue Thunder

    Nevertheless, people don’t want to see the same old shit over and over again! It’s bad enough that the industry is suffering from artistic stagnation. Or worse, artistic bankruptcy!

  • nevilleross

    Correction: YOU and other whiny spoiled entitled bratty people ‘don’t want to see the same old shit over and over again’ and also think that Hollywood is ‘suffering from artistic stagnation’-It isn’t, and if it is, then so is Broadway and the West End. Remaking something artistic has been going on long before you were born, and it will go on long after you’re gone; please find something else more important to complain about.

  • Blue Thunder

    And a sieg heil, Adolf Hitler to you too, dummkopf.

    Unless I woke up in the former Union of the Soviet Socialistic Republic, people have a right to voice their dislike of something. Let alone post it in this ‘so-called’ new era we live in.

    Whiny spoiled entitled bratty people? Find something else more important to complain about?

    I could say the same about those rabid Star Trek fans who have complained about the new timeline in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness.

    Talk about calling the kettle black(i.e. hypocriscy)!

  • nevilleross

    First you get your panties in a bunch over a remake, now you’re invoking Nazi Germany and the USSR because I told you to get a life and stop obsessing over said remake. Really mature.

  • Blue Thunder

    And you think that using the description ‘Whiny spoiled entitled bratty people’ is Really mature?
    Like I said, that’s calling the kettle black!

  • nevilleross

    I’m not the one whining their ass off about the second adaptation of a novel., you are. How come you haven’t objected to the other filmed adaptations of Doctor Zhivago or other works that have been adapted from novels multiple times before? I think you’re being a whiny baby because Ms. Saldana made Uhura more vital than she’d been before, in duty and in love, in the new Star Trek movies, and that seems to get your goat. Am I right, or not? And am I also right that you can’t stand a black woman being in such a semi-beloved role as that of Rosemary Woodhouse?