For the millions familiar with Ira Levin's best-selling 1967 novel and Roman Polanski's iconic blockbuster film released the following year, Rosemary's Baby may seem like rehashing old territory. But for director Agnieszka Holland, helming NBC's four-part miniseries (beginning Sunday, 9/8c) was a chance to conquer new territory.
"I never did a horror film so...
The devil made them remake it. What other excuse can there be for NBC's glossy but laborious two-part revisiting of the Ira Levin supernatural classic Rosemary's Baby (Sunday, 9/8c, concludes next Thursday)? Perversely scheduled to begin on the evening of Mother's Day, this unnecessarily expanded miniseries version owes a huge debt to The Omen for many of its telegraphed shocks.
If everything seems perfect, that's because it's probably too good to be true. Or at least that's according to the first trailer for NBC's Rosemary's Baby miniseries adaptation.
In Rosemary's Baby, which is based on the 1967 best-selling suspense novel, a young married couple...