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NBC Orders 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'Tommyknockers' Miniseries

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At today's Television Critics Association conference, NBC head Bob Greenblatt announced a couple of upcoming projects that may have FEARnet readers salivating. 

An updated remake of Rosemary's Baby, based on the Ira Levin novel and originally filmed in 1968 by Roman Polanski, is on track for a four hour miniseries (likely split over two nights, the way they used to air miniseries in the 1980s and early 1990s). The story about a young wife who is convinced that she is carrying the devil's baby, will be set in Paris. Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) is working on the script.

Also on the schedule is a new version of The Tommyknockers, based on the novel by Stephen King. Greenblatt was inspired in part by the success of another King property, Under the Dome, which is doing gangbusters on CBS. It is the highest-rated scripted program of the summer season. The Tommyknockers was first brought to life at ABC in 1993 as a four hour miniseries. The story tells of a possible alien threat in a small Maine town. Yves Simoneau (V, The 4400, and the upcoming Horizon) is attached to direct.

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