So much wrong: ‘Rocky Horror’ remake in works

So much wrong: ‘Rocky Horror’ remake in works

[Ed. – Talk about the Bad Ideas Hall of Fame.]

As we mark the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fox is prepping a remake of the cult classic. The two-hour taped event special, which is in development with a cast-contingent order, is executive produced by Gail Berman of The Jackal Group; the 1975 movie’s producer Lou Adler; and Kenny Ortega, who is set to direct and choreograph. Fox 21 TV Studios is producing.

Tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, the project is described as a reimagining of the campy horror feature, which, 40 years after its release continues, to play in theaters around the world – the longest theatrical distribution frame for any film in history. …

Like has been the plan all along, the TV remake is expected to stick faithfully to the text and the score of the original but greatly reimagine the story visually.

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