It’s hard to imagine another adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby managing to be quite as indelible, shocking, funny, and more or less perfect than Roman Polanksi’s 1968 film adaptation of Ira Levin’s 1967 novel. But hey, NBC is apparently going to give it the old college try, with a four-hour mini-series that aims for a more faithful adaptation of the original novel. And now, NBC has announced its Rosemary.
Zoe Saldana will portray the ill-fated Rosemary, who, in the novel and original film, moves into a new apartment building with her husband. However, she soon discovers the apartment is a stronghold for Satan-worshippers, who collude with Rosemary’s husband to impregnate Rosemary with the Anti-Christ (seriously, do we even need to recount this? Is there anyone out there who hasn’t seen the movie?).
In addition to the new Rosemary (originally played by Mia Farrow in the film), the setting will change from New York to Paris.
While Zoe Saldana is a fine actress, one must ask the question: why is this even happening? Is an NBC TV movie going to add anything to the Rosemary mythos or story?
What do you think–does NBC really need to pursue a new Rosemary’s Baby?