It’s looking likely that the upcoming psychological thriller Apartment 7A will be connected in some way to the 1968 horror classic Rosemary’s Baby.
Filming has already wrapped on the psychological thriller, Apartment 7A, a project that was developed through the Paramount Players label of the studio. However, what seems like another genre movie in the pipeline may be anything but, with rumours suggesting that the film will be connected in some way to the 1968 horror classic, Rosemary’s Baby.
(Those who attended our live show in London last week might already know about this, incidentally!)
Natalie Erika James, director of Relic is helming the movie which stars Julia Garner, Dianne Wiest and Kevin McNally. Bloody Disgusting is reporting that they have it on ‘good authority that Apartment 7A is actually a top-secret Rosemary’s Baby film’, perhaps in the vein of the upcoming Prey, a project that was originally intended to be a surprise return to the Predator franchise before leaks made that aim impossible.
Certainly, everything is place for the project to connected in some way with Rosemary’s Baby. Paramount owns the rights to the property and Apartment 7A has a real horror pedigree behind it: Platinum Dunes is producing, a company who has a string of big horror titles to its name such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th, several of them remakes. The film is also being produced by A Quiet Place‘s John Krasinski who was himself once attached to make a Rosemary’s Baby remake.
This reveal will no doubt spark major interest in the project as it moves through the post-production process. Whether the team behind the film intended to promote the film in this way is unclear but the approach certainly didn’t do the upcoming Prey any harm.
With many fans ready to roll their eyes at another Predator movie following the tepid response to 2018’s The Predator, this method of disconnecting Prey from its forebears kept it feeling fresh, rather than just feeling like yet another entry in an increasingly tired series.
Whilst Apartment 7A is undoubtedly a different project entirely, it’s based on an all-time classic film made by a director who is undeniably problematic. Should the upcoming film wish to unburden itself of those issues whilst still gaining a major pop in PR when news like this leaks, this approach could yet prove to be the smartest path to take. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.
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