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MTV To Remake ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
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Not long after the highly (and surprisingly) successful remake of Hairspray, MTV has decided to remake another musical — one that some might call one of the most popular cult classics of all time — The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Interestingly enough, for the remake, the original script will be used (shot-for-shot deal?), which was written by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman, who also directed the original film.

Also, Lou Adler, who was an executive producer on the original movie, will be returning for this one as well. No director or cast as of yet.

The remake may also include music not featured in the original.

To some, this may be the greatest news ever dropped from the heavens (who the hell are these people?). To most, it may be birthed from the bowels of hell.

Either way, here it comes.

The original 1975 film, which went on to be the most popular midnight movie of all time, starred Tim Curry in the lead role as the sweet transvestite Frank-N-Furter. Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, and Meatloaf also starred, along with O’Brien, who played Riff Raff.

[Source: Coming Soon]

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9 Comments »

  1. Yeah, I heard this and I’m not even what you could particularly call a big fan of Rocky Horror, but I’M offended by this. Seriously, worst idea ever.

    Comment by GeorgeR — July 25, 2008 @ 8:52 am

  2. you just cant let this happen!!! you just cant! no one can replace Tim Curry no one!!! you guys suck!

    Comment by regular frankie fan — July 25, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

  3. i’m a huge fan of the original film…MTV has NO business getting involved in this tradition. Fans should revolt!

    Comment by Jay — July 25, 2008 @ 11:54 pm

  4. I AM APPALLED as a huge fan who has seen and screamed for the lips to appear on the screen over 200 times this sickens me. You can in no way ,come close to casting this as the original cast was absolutely phenominal. Have these folks burned so many brain cells that they can’t even have an original thought any more. I agree with Jay and FANS,TRANSVESTITES,ALIENS,BIKERS,WHEELCHAIR BOUD MEN,ETC,ETC… need to revolt against those MTV no brainers

    Comment by sicko — July 26, 2008 @ 7:58 am

  5. enough with the remakes allready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by korollocke — July 27, 2008 @ 2:19 am

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  7. The stage version of Rocky Horror has had thousands of casts over its 30+ year run.

    Were you guys offended by those too?

    Comment by Greggn — July 27, 2008 @ 10:03 am

  8. This really gets me down, as I KNOW it will be a steaming pile of… well you know, yet I will watch it anyway, and that HURTS ME DEEP DOWN! :-(

    I have seen it live a few times (with different casts) and while it is a delight every time, there is NOTHING like seeing the original.

    Comment by HokeyWhiteBoy — July 27, 2008 @ 11:45 am

  9. here’s a stinkin’ idea – why not just RE-RELEASE THE ORIGINAL FILM!!!!! i’d much rather see the original in the theater again than see some retarded MTV production.

    Comment by peter — July 27, 2008 @ 9:29 pm

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