Friday, July 25, 2008

MTV to remake Rocky Horror Picture Show

According to Variety magazine's website, MTV is planning to remake the 1975 cult classic turned 140 million dollar pop culture staple, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".

The new version will use the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien but may also include music not featured in the original.

The director and casting decisions have yet to be announced. The hope is for the project to be ready by Halloween of next year.

That really doesn't give them much time, when they haven't even begun writing or casting yet.

As a fan of the original (not one of those obsessed, gets dressed up and goes out at midnight to watch kind) I'm of course disappointed that MTV of all studios would go out and remake this. I can't imagine anyone being able to play Frankenfurter the way Tim Curry did....

but I guess we'll see.

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