Show of hands: who else went through a Rocky Horror Picture Show phase? The film, starring Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry, wasn’t even my era, and I wasn’t even alive when it came out, and yet, I went through a major Rocky Horror phase. How does that happen? I guess some films just endure.
So much so that The Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to FOX, as a special event. (For a moment, I thought it was coming back as a series and though, huh, that’ll be interesting, but no.) Here’s some more info, from Rolling Stone:
[…] Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, Hocus Pocus) has been tapped to direct and choreograph the project, which is currently in development with Fox.
According to Deadline, the two-hour The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, as it is tentatively titled, will be a “reimagining” of the feature where book and score will remain untouched, but the visuals will be reworked. Lou Adler, who produced the original film, will produce the remake alongside executive producer Gail Berman, who has been working on bringing the project forward since 2002.
I don’t know about this. I might watch? It’s not that I think RHPS is too “sacred” to be remade, or anything like that; rather, this “reimagining” doesn’t sound very interesting to me. But who knows? Maybe they’ll have a really inspired cast.
(Side note: I know there’s been a lot of TV news lately, and I for one, am excited about this. We are truly in a golden age of television, and I feel that TV has gotten waaaay more interesting than film at this point. I know, I know, “SAY ‘INTERESTING’ ONE MORE TIME!” Sorry.)
Would you guys watch this? Why or why not?