There has been a lot of interest in the upcoming remake of ‘Rosemary’s Baby‘ once it was announced that Zoe Saldana (‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘,’Guardians of the Galaxy‘) was involved and now we know when we can see this upcoming two part series! For those of you who have been looking forward to this Lionsgate Television created remake on NBC you won’t have to be waiting much longer as we’re only a month away from its release!
This miniseries will be released in two parts, each of which will be two hours long. The first half will be released on Sunday, May 11th,2014 with the second half being released on Thursday, May 15th, 2014. Clearly a film about being impregnated by the devil is the perfect story for a Mother’s Day release. Right? While not necessarily the best timing for holidays, May tends to be a good spot for something like this as many series are coming to a close for the season or just starting up (such as Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful‘ which shares the May 11th release date).
I’m always extremely iffy on horror remakes which should be clear by now with our regular readers, but I am a fan of Saldana and Lionsgate. As I don’t feel that the original film aged particularly well, I’m willing to give this one a chance and hope that they can convert me into enjoying it.
Are you looking forward to the new release of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’? Do you think that the film needed a more modern update? Share your thoughts below!
Based on the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, this new adaptation of “Rosemary’s Baby” centers on a young married couple who escapes New York and moves to Paris with hopes of leaving their sad past behind. After a series of unfortunate events, Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse are presented with an offer they can’t refuse – an apartment at the most prestigious address in the city. Problem is, it comes with a haunted past and an immeasurable price.
Rosemary (Zoe Saldana, “Avatar,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) and Guy (Patrick J. Adams, “Suits”) are incredulous at their good fortune and find comfort in a strange city among their new friends and neighbors, the Castevets. This well-to-do successful older couple takes the newcomers under their wing and become very involved with the Woodhouses’ lives. Things seem to be perfect as Rosemary becomes pregnant and Guy’s career takes off. As their spirited best friend, Guy’s co-worker Julie (Christina Cole), spends quality time with Rosemary in the city, she finds Rosemary’s health worrying and cautions both of them that something isn’t right. Soon there are other signs warning Rosemary to be careful.
Guy seems to be pulling away from Rosemary and spending a great deal of time hanging around with Roman Castevet (Jason Isaacs, “Harry Potter” franchise). Roman’s wife, the whimsical Margaux Castevet (Carole Bouquet, “For Your Eyes Only”), assures Rosemary her herbs and holistic medicine will help with the pregnancy, but are they helping or hurting? Rosemary’s quizzical nature leads her to investigate the building and its past residents. She uncovers a dark past and realizes who Roman Castevet truly is. But is it too late? Are the Castavets’ perceived sinister motives legitimate or all in the pregnancy brain of Rosemary?
In this new four-hour, two-part psychological thriller written by Scott Abbott (“Queen of the Damned,”) and James Wong (“Final Destination 3,” “American Horror Story,” “The X-Files”) and directed by Agnieszka Holland (“Europa Europa,” “The Wire,” “Treme”), Rosemary quickly finds herself surrounded by peculiar people and startling occurrences. Isolated in her apartment in a city where she doesn’t speak the language, she begins to fear the worst: Guy may have made a pact with their neighbors, promising their newborn as a human sacrifice in occult rituals in exchange for a writing career. To what lengths would someone be willing to go for success and fortune?
‘Rosemary’s Baby’ is set to star Zoe Saldana and Patrick J. Adams and will premiere on May 11th, 2014.
Source: Cinema Blend