‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Special in Works at Fox

Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Fox is developing an event special around “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the enduring midnight-movie classic that has been playing for 40 years.

Kenny Ortega is on board to direct and choreograph. Gail Berman is producing through her Jackal Group with Fox 21 Television Studios. Berman has long been looking to do a “Rocky Horror” revival — she set a similar project in motion more than a decade ago when she was entertainment president at Fox.

The “Rocky Horror” revival is in the early stages of development and is cast-contigent. It is described as a “two-hour event” special. Lou Adler, producer of the original 1975 pic starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon, is also on board as an exec producer.

Pic helped launch Tim Curry’s career and is known for its signature musical number “Time Warp.”

Ortega, repped by Paradigm, is a natural choice to helm the project, given his background with tuners including “High School Musical.” He’s also on board to helm a feature revival of “Dirty Dancing.”

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  1. Kelmat29 says:

    I would love to see Oscar Isaac as Frank n Furter; he has a fantastic voice and it would be great to see him let loose

  2. Joanne Sullivan says:

    I have watched that movie at least a thousand times and it never gets old ever it’s a great way to wake up in the morning crank it up really loud and danced my way through the entire movie. WHO Needs a gym when you have floor space and music?I’d love to work on ANY WAY they can fit me in can fit me in

  3. drakeca89 says:

    lets do the time warp again!

  4. dan says:

    Richard O’Brien has denounced every attempt at a remake so far, derailing them all in the process. What does he have to say about this one, I wonder?

    • Jacques Strappe says:

      Probably he would say “piss off,” as the least offensive way. As much as I love the original movie and the all great memories watching it from my youth, some classics should not be revisited, remade or rebooted. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of them. I’d rather remember it as it was and watch the DVD version of it over and over again.

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