Wednesday, July 31, 2013
HORROR ON TV - NBC Plans to Revive ROSEMARY'S BABY, MTV Moves Forward with SCREAM
Depending on your stance, this is either wonderful, or very terrible news for the world of horror. Months ago I reported in on the development of a Scream television series that could be headed to MTV. Now, after AMC laid claim to Psycho with Bates Motel (that's actually received raving reviews) and NBC has had mild (if you can even call it that) success with their shotty spin-off of the Hannibal Lecter story, they've decided to set their sights on their next cash cow: Rosemary's Baby.
There's not much to say yet other that it will be a 4-hour long mini-series that will be set in Paris, as opposed to the historic Dakota in NYC. Scott Abbott will be serving as the writer.
As far as Scream goes, the last I heard was that Wes Craven was waiting on a script that he would either approve or deny, however MTV has greenlit it anyway so I have no idea what the hell is going on. I do know that Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin (Criminal Minds) will be writing it.
So, what are your thoughts on this? I think that Rosemary's Baby could definitely work in mini-series format, but MTV tackling Scream? Everything about the idea of it makes me want to do just that, scream.
- Rg Lovecraft