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ABC has made a deal to turn Ira Levin's horror classic "Rosemary's Baby" into a four-hour miniseries that will head for a 2005 airdate according to Variety.
The deal gives the network rights to use the famed book along with a lesser-known sequel novel, "Son of Rosemary" and is pegged as a fairly faithful retelling of "Rosemary's Baby" but will likely pick up the story years later, when Rosemary's son becomes a teenager.
"Rosemary's Baby" was originally bought by Paramount who turned it into the 1968 Roman Planski-directed thriller that starred Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes. The reason it's not over at CBS is that while the studio still owns the film rights, the TV right option expired.
Executive Producer Barbara Lieberman says "This is the seminal psychological horror film of all time, and I think it will make a huge television event. The title is familiar to younger audiences, but they haven't necessarily seen (it)".
Obviously, since the release date has lapsed, it is still something to look out for. Let us hope they do little Adrian justice.