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Fox's Rocky Horror will include fan participation; October release date set

07.22.2016by: Brennan Klein

Yesterday, the Comic-Con trailer for Fox's remake of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW depicted a crowd shouting back at the program as if they were at a midnight screening. Well, the first 25 minutes premiered there last night, revealing that that, in fact, will be the case. 

Said executive producer Lou Adler:

The reason I thought about television there’s lot of Brad and Janets out there, as we’ve seen in the past week, who don’t’ go to midnight theater. If we could bring it to them, they could know what they need to know.

Honestly, this seems majorly disingenuous, but if the whole point is bringing ROCKY to a new generation, hell, maybe it might work. The event also received an official premiere date of October 20th, so you're gonna have to get your costume together a week and a half or so before Halloween.

A reimagining of the original movie, the two-hour event follows sweethearts JANET (Victoria Justice, “Victorious”) and BRAD (Ryan McCartan, “Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers the Musical”), who stumble upon DR. FRANK-N-FURTER’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”) 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 – a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.

Actor and singer Staz Nair (“Game of Thrones”) will star in the role of Rocky. Also featured in the event are AMERICAN IDOL alum Adam Lambert as EDDIE, Reeve Carney (“Penny Dreadful,” “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark”) as RIFF RAFF, Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (“Sylvia,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Masters of Sex”) as COLUMBIA, Christina Milian (“Grandfathered”) as MAGENTA, Ivy Levan as USHERETTE, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen (“Pippin”) as DR. EVERETT SCOTT and Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, as the show’s CRIMINOLOGIST NARRATOR. Celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution – longer than any other film in history – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is one of the most popular films of all time, and still plays in movie theaters around the world.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite ROCKY HORROR song?
Source: Deadline

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