Fox is doing the Time Warp: EW has learned the broadcaster will make a new TV version of the 40-year-old iconic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The musical midnight movie classic is getting a small-screen modern-day makeover. Only unlike NBC’s prime-time musicals and Fox’s own upcoming Grease, the Rocky Horror reboot will not be live.
The two-hour event will be directed, executive produced, and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (Xanadu, High School Musical) with original film producer Lou Adler as well as Gail Berman also on board. There’s no new writer credited, however, since Fox plans to stick to the text of the original 1973 play by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien.
WTF? If you haven’t changed the script, why bother? You’re not going to find anyone to out-Curry Tim Curry (so to speak.) Much less Riff Raff.
Who the hell else could camp it up so magnificently with “What ever happened to Fay Wray (Don’t Dream It; Be It.)”
Besides, what would a remake have to say today?
Meh; I expect I’ll tape it.
Speaking of dubious follow-ups, here’s the teaser for season 2 of HBO’s True Detective.