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Director Bay delivering "Rosemary's Baby" remake

Director and executive producer Michael Bay smiles for photographers during a news conference for the movie 'Transformers' in Tokyo July 23, 2007. "Rosemary's Baby" is in for a rebirth. Paramount is in negotiations with "Transformers" director Michael Bay's horror label Platinum Dunes to revive the 1968 classic for a new generation of moviegoers. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Rosemary’s Baby” is in for a rebirth.

Paramount is in negotiations with “Transformers” director Michael Bay’s horror label Platinum Dunes to revive the 1968 classic for a new generation of moviegoers.

Platinum Dunes has already released remakes of such films as “The Hitcher,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Amityville Horror,” and is working on a new “Friday the 13th.”

“Rosemary’s Baby,” based on a best-selling novel by playwright-author Ira Levin, follows a young couple who move into a gothic New York apartment, where they are befriended by their elderly neighbors. After the woman becomes mysteriously pregnant, she discovers that the neighbors actually are part of a coven of witches and that her husband has allowed her to be impregnated by the devil in exchange for a successful career.

Mia Farrow played the pregnant woman in the original Paramount Pictures film, which was directed by Roman Polanski. Co-star Ruth Gordon won an Oscar for her role.

No scribe is yet on board to write, and Platinum Dunes plans to be meticulous with the remake, knowing it has been entrusted with a jewel from the Paramount library.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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