Y'know, for every horror flick that gets a remake, there must be like ... dozens that don't! And since Platinum Dunes is a production company that enjoys dabbling in the horror remake department, it's good to know they won't just CHASE popular titles for the hell of it. According to Filmstalker (and a variety of other sources), the company behind the remakes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th, and (eventually) The Birds and A Nightmare on Elm Street is dropping its formative plans on remakes of Roman Polanski's classic chiller Rosemary's Baby and Kathryn Bigelow's cult fave Near Dark.

The reasons are both basic and uninteresting ("We couldn't come up with something where it felt like it was relevant and we could add something to it other than what it was so we're now not going to be doing that film."), but at least we can take those two off our "ugh, why?" list.

But fear not, remake admirers: Next year looks to be a big-time buffet of My Bloody Valentine, Friday the 13th, The Wolfman, The Crazies, Piranha 3-D, and the sequel to the remake of Halloween. So these two won't be missed, really.
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