Saturday, July 26, 2008

Rocky Horror Remake

MTV has announced that they will be remaking "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

No director has been announced yet, nor has any casting or potential casting. Lou Adler, the Executive Producer on the original movie, will produce the remake. They say they'll be using the original film script.

According to Variety, "
'I'd like to see it shown a year from this coming Halloween, but that's up to MTV,' Adler said."

Sources: Variety, The Daily News, The Movie Blog, International Movie Database

IMHO, it sounds like it could be a really, really bad idea. Especially the "using the original film script" part -- that almost never works out well.


kdghty said...

Unequivocally, it sounds like it *is* a really, really, *really* bad idea

BGreen said...

Well, I only qualified with "almost never works out well" because, even though I never personally saw the shot-for-shot remake of "Psycho," the general critical attitude I remember hearing about it was "it was not at all necessary for this film to be made, but at least they made it well."

Frankly (pun intended), if they feel obliged to remake RHPS, they should start from scratch. They should go back to the script of "The Rocky Horror Show" and adapt it anew -- possibly put back bits that got cut, give "Science Fiction/Double Feature" back to Magenta, etc.

In other words, "Make your own damn movie. That other one has been made already."