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The Rocky Horror Picture Show to be reimagined as a television special event

04.10.2015

What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW than with a reboot? I know, yet another classic movie being remade when there is really no reason to do so. But, the reimagining of Richard O'Brien's musical and film would be the latest in a number of stagings of the production. Originally a stage musical, the movie has become the most recognized iteration of the story, but like any musical, new productions are the norm.

Unlike NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC and PETER PAN, FOX's tentatively titled THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EVENT sounds like it will be a pre-recorded film rather than a live production. The fact that they are "reimagining" it as an event leads me to believe that they are going to try and incorporate some of the elements of screenings where fans throw toast or toilet paper as well as yell things at the screen.

The production is cast-contingent which means it may not happen if they cannot find the right singers and performers. Currently it is set to be produced by Gail Berman and the original movie’s producer Lou Adler. Kenny Ortega, director of HOCUS POCUS, the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL trilogy and MICHAEL JACKSON: THIS IS IT, will helm the production and choreograph it.

I am not completely opposed to this as long as they bring in some cool people for the show. Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf were cool enough to take part in the Glee episode that featured THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, so maybe they can get Susan Sarandon to appear.

Source: Deadline

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3:36AM on 04/11/2015
No. It could turn out to be a two part miniseries, like Rosemary's Baby (with Zoe Saldana) which was effin' horrible.
No. It could turn out to be a two part miniseries, like Rosemary's Baby (with Zoe Saldana) which was effin' horrible.
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9:03PM on 04/10/2015

You mentioned that GLEE episode, which is...

... the reason why this is unnecessary: That episode was basically a remake of the play and movie. And it aired on FOX. What's the point?
... the reason why this is unnecessary: That episode was basically a remake of the play and movie. And it aired on FOX. What's the point?
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8:39PM on 04/10/2015
The antici.....pation

Had to be said. Now that it has, burn this idea to the ground and forget about it.
The antici.....pation

Had to be said. Now that it has, burn this idea to the ground and forget about it.
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8:22PM on 04/10/2015
No
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6:40PM on 04/10/2015
Doing it as a TV special is missing the point. Plus it means every fan has to clean up their own confetti, toast, TP, etc.
Do it as a live cinema event like Rifftrax does. And set up cameras in some theaters to show crowd participation.
Doing it as a TV special is missing the point. Plus it means every fan has to clean up their own confetti, toast, TP, etc.
Do it as a live cinema event like Rifftrax does. And set up cameras in some theaters to show crowd participation.
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4:51PM on 04/10/2015
I have a feeling that this is going to get whitewashed and lose the subversiveness that made the film great.
I have a feeling that this is going to get whitewashed and lose the subversiveness that made the film great.
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11:01PM on 04/11/2015
Or you could just say:
It will be on FOX !
Or you could just say:
It will be on FOX !
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