FOX has released a few trailers for some of their upcoming series and TV movies based on popular older movies.
First up is a brief preview for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a two-hour TV movie remake of the cult classic of the same name that starred Tim Curry. Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox takes on the role Curry played in the original, while Curry himself will be the narrator. After that is trailers for two TV series based on hit movie franchises, The Exorcist,based on William Friedkin’s horror classic of the same name starring Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, and Ellen Burstyn, and Lethal Weapon, based on the action comedy series of the same name starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
You can check all of the trailers and read more about each below.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW | Official Trailer | FOX
Sweethearts Janet and Brad stumble upon flirtatious mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furterâ€™s bizarre abode during his annual Transylvanian science convention.
FOX is doing the Time Warp, with a brand-new production of the 1975 cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, set to air Fall 2016.
A reimagining of the original movie, the two-hour event follows sweethearts JANET (Victoria Justice, â€œVictoriousâ€) and BRAD (Ryan McCartan, â€œLiv & Maddie,â€ â€œHeathers the Musicalâ€), who stumble upon DR. FRANK-N-FURTERâ€™s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, â€œOrange is the New Blackâ€) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of ROCKY HORROR â€“ a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frankâ€™s desires. Actor and singer Staz Nair (â€œGame of Thronesâ€) will star in the role. Also featured in the event are AMERICAN IDOL alum Adam Lambert as EDDIE, Reeve Carney (â€œPenny Dreadful,â€ â€œSpider-Man Turn Off the Darkâ€) as RIFF RAFF, Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (â€œSylvia,â€ â€œYou Canâ€™t Take It With You,â€ â€œMasters of Sexâ€) as COLUMBIA, Christina Milian (â€œGrandfatheredâ€) as MAGENTA, Ivy Levan as USHERETTE, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen (â€œPippinâ€) as DR. EVERETT SCOTT and Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, as the showâ€™s CRIMINOLOGIST NARRATOR. Celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution â€“ longer than any other film in history â€“ â€œThe Rocky Horror Picture Showâ€ is one of the most popular films of all time, and still plays in movie theaters around the world.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is executive-produced by Lou Adler (Grammy Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and executive producer of the original â€œThe Rocky Horror Picture Showâ€), Gail Berman (â€œBuffy the Vampire Slayer,â€ former President of Fox Broadcasting) and Kenny Ortega (Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer, â€œHigh School Musicalâ€ franchise, â€œThis Is It,â€ â€œDescendants,â€ â€œHocus Pocus,â€ â€œNewsiesâ€). THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is based upon the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard Oâ€™Brien with lyrics and music by Richard Oâ€™Brien.
THE EXORCIST | Official Trailer | FOX
Two very different priests tackle one familyâ€™s case of terrifying demonic possession in the all-new FOX series, THE EXORCIST.
Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, â€œThe Exorcistâ€ broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (â€œRise of the Planet of the Apesâ€), THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one familyâ€™s case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera, â€œSense8,â€ â€œThe Chosenâ€) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels, â€œFlesh and Bone,â€ â€œHouse of Cardsâ€) is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomasâ€™ parish. On the surface, theyâ€™re a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck, â€œSpin City,â€ â€œFerris Buellerâ€™s Day Offâ€), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey, SCREAM QUEENS) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka, â€œThe Fostersâ€), thinks sheâ€™s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, â€œCommander in Chief,â€ â€œThelma & Louiseâ€) has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the naÃ¯ve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.
LETHAL WEAPON | Official Trailer | FOX
The iconic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh are back in the all-new FOX Series LETHAL WEAPON. Don’t miss them as they work in a crime-ridden modern-day LA.
Combining action and drama with friendship and humor, LETHAL WEAPON reboots the hit movie franchise, as it follows classic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles.
Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective MARTIN RIGGS (Clayne Crawford, â€œRectifyâ€) moves to California to â€œstart overâ€ at the LAPD. Heâ€™s paired up with ROGER MURTAUGH (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., â€œMy Wife and Kids,â€ â€œIn Living Colorâ€), whoâ€™s just coming back to the job after a near-fatal heart attack. Riggsâ€™ penchant for diving headfirst into the line of fire immediately clashes with Murtaughâ€™s prudent, by-the-book technique. Itâ€™s clear from the moment they meet, this partnership could be lethal. But during their first case together, Riggs drags Murtaugh on a high-speed chase culminating inside the Long Beach Grand Prix and into a seaport shootout with drug dealers â€“ and despite his protests, the older cop feels more alive than he has in years. Meanwhile, Riggs gets a glimpse of why Murtaugh is so determined to get home safely at the end of each day â€“ heâ€™s got a family and a newborn baby of his own. By the time their investigation ends, Riggs realizes he may have found something worth living for â€“ a partner and friend like Murtaugh. And even Murtaugh figures this arrangement might just work out after all. If only Riggs doesnâ€™t get them killed firstâ€¦