Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee and Nip/Tuck, has met with Fox 2000 regarding his possible involvement with a remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
As most of you know, Glee is doing a Rocky Horror Halloween episode that airs on October 26th after a very LONG 2-week break. He hasn’t committed to the project yet, but rumor has it he may have a decision made by the time the much anticipated Rocky Horror Glee episode airs.
The original musical play for Rocky Horror Picture Show, a bizarre movie-musical, was written by Richard O’brien and the movie was written and directed by Jim Sharman. The story about a young couple (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) whose car breaks down and they must seek refuge inside the castle of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry).
The musical is one of the most popular awesomely terrible movies of all time, where the fact that it is mocking science fiction movies from the 1950’s is nothing but pure entertainment with some unbelievably awkward moments thrown in.
Rocky Horror is considered the longest running theatrical release, mostly due to the fact that many cities around the world still offer stage productions where the actors mimic the movie that is also playing behind them on stage.
The cast of Glee will be showing us their version of Rocky Horror including the popular hit, Time Warp. Personally I am really excited for the episode, but does that mean Ryan Murphy should do the movie remake?
My personal view is that there is no reason Rocky Horror Picture Show should be remade in the first place. It is perfect in all its unusually bizarre glory and I can’t imagine what more they could add to the cult classic. But if Fox 2000 insists on the remake, Ryan Murphy would be my first choice! He is an amazing writer and producer, and I have faith that he could make it the best remake possible.
Not only has Glee has become a national phenomenon with around 7 million views for new episodes, but the Glee Cast has more Top 100 hits than the Beatles! I will definitely be tuning in to see what decision Ryan Murphy makes regarding this new project!