MTV to remake Rocky Horror Picture Show

You know, I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve never seen Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s the granddaddy of them all, the midnight showing cult movie that people still go out out to see and get dressed up for.

According to Variety, MTV is remaking the 1975 movie with? “the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien but may also include music not featured in the original.”

Producers are aiming to start soon and have the movie in theaters for Halloween next year, but as of right now there is no cast, no director and no new music.

The original movie, starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Meatloaf and Barry Bostwick has grossed about $140 million dollars over the years due to those midnight screenings.

And though I’ve never seen the original this sounds like a disaster.? Who are you making this movie for?? The people who’ve never seen it like me?? No thanks I’d rather see the original.? Are you remaking it for the people who dress up and go to the midnight shows?? Again, I doubt they are gonna wanna see a remake, I’m sure they’re just fine with the original.? A newer, younger generation?? High school or college kids?? I suppose, but ultimately how do you sell them on a musical horror parody about a couple that breaks down and finds refuge at the castle of a sweet transvestite named Dr. Frank-N-Furter from Transexual, Transylvania?

The answer is you don’t.? This is the film that has been in theatrical release longer than any film in the history of the business.? Though I haven’t seen the movie this just has disaster written all over it.

Mp3: The Rocky Horror Picture Show – “Time Warp”

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  • Sara Trotta July 26, 2008, 9:54 pm

    Disaster, indeed.

    MTV might have been able to pull something like this off before they switched their programming from music to blocks of Date My Mom, My Super Sweet Sixteen, and Real World CXV, but now they’re just grasping at straws trying to appeal to an audience that largely abandoned them over a decade ago.

    Besides which, nothing can compare to the sheer beauty that are (were?) Tim Curry’s legs. Yowza.

    I weep for the future.