Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape How Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Made Josh Brolin's 'No Country For Old Men' Audition Tape 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way 'MacGyver' Movie Reboot And New TV Series Pilot On The Way Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Josh Brolin Says He's Starring With Jessica Chastain In A Movie About George Jones & Tammy Wynette Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk Watch: Robert Richardson Explains Why He Took His Name Off 'World War Z' And More In 58-Minute Cinematographer Talk George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior George Miller Says He Originally Wanted The Music In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' To Only Come From The Doof Warrior Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Stephen King Says Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "Like A Big, Beautiful Cadillac With No Engine Inside It" Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, And More Naomi Watts Confirmed For David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival; Tom Sizemore Joins Cast Naomi Watts Confirmed For David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival; Tom Sizemore Joins Cast Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video Watch: Quentin Tarantino Talks 5 Movies To Watch Before 'The Hateful Eight' In 7-Minute Video Ridley Scott Confirms Noomi Rapace Won't Be Returning For 'Alien: Covenant' Ridley Scott Confirms Noomi Rapace Won't Be Returning For 'Alien: Covenant' The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 25 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2016 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 20 Best Films Of 2015 The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More

Agnieszka Holland To Direct 'Rosemary's Baby' Miniseries; Dexter Fletcher To Helm Queen Film Starring Ben Whishaw

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 10, 2013 at 2:40PM

From remakes to biopics, a couple of currently brewing projects on the small and big screen now have filmmakers to guide them, so let's jump right in shall we?
2
Agnieszka Holland

From remakes to biopics, a couple of currently brewing projects on the small and big screen now have filmmakers to guide them, so let's jump right in shall we?

First up, you have may forgotten about NBC's previously announced plans to reboot "Rosemary's Baby" as a miniseries. Well, it's moving forward and the network has made the rather fascinating choice of Agnieszka Holland to direct the project. The filmmaker is known to film buffs for her more arthouse oriented stuff like "Europa Europa" or even more recently the HBO Europe mini-series "Burning Bush," which spent some time on the festival circuit this past fall. But she's also gone behind the camera on episodes for acclaimed shows like "The Wire," "The Killing" and "Treme" so she's no stranger to the format.

This new take on the birthing of demon spawn is based on the novel by Ira Levin, and being adapted by Scott Abbott ("Queen Of The Damned," "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge") and tells the story you already know, but sets it in Paris, where filming is due to begin in January. As for who will take the iconic parts played by Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes in Roman Polanski's version? We'll have to wait and see.

Meanwhile, the Freddie Mercury biopic gets closer to the stage with the rising Dexter Fletcher now tapped to direct. He's the Brit filmmaker behind "Wild Bill" and "Sunshine On Leith," and his name has been buzzed about of late. Ben Whishaw is in the lead role in the Peter Morgan penned movie that will track Queen's rise all the way to their gig at Live Aid in 1985 but will not focus on Mercury's death or last days. So basically, just another band movie? We'll see. Production is aiming to begin next year. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Television, TV News, Agnieszka Holland, Rosemary's Baby


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates