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This summer marks the 40th anniversary of when Jim Sharman's The Rocky Horror Picture Show first hit theaters. To honor 40 years of Dr. Frank-n-Furter, perhaps you're looking to attend a midnight screening of the film, or maybe you plan on hosting your own Rocky Horror Show party. As it turns out, the folks at Fox are celebrating the occasion with a two-hour TV special remake of the seminal horror comedy musical.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is developing The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event (title not finalized), a two-hour TV special remake of 1975's The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which in turn is based on The Rocky Horror Show stage musical by Richard O'Brien. Kenneth Ortega (1993's beloved Hocus Pocus, High School Musical) is set to direct, executive produce, and choreograph the project. It looks like O'Brien's original script from his 1973 play could be used for the TV special, »
- Derek Anderson
Closing in on its 40-year anniversary, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is about to undergo a transformation. In order to commemorate an extraordinary existence – it holds the title of longest theatrical run of any movie – a two-hour live event is heading to the small screen.
This newest iteration hails from Fox, who is revamping the cult classic musical for what’s being described as “a reimagining of the campy horror feature.” On board to usher this live extravaganza to the screen are High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega, who will direct and choreograph the reboot, with Buffy/Angel alum Gail Berman and original producer Lou Adler both tapped to executive produce.
Per Deadline, the reboot “is expected to stick faithfully to the text and the score of the original but greatly reimagine the story visually.” That overview certainly offers Ortega a wide berth to re-appropriate the source material and hopefully »
- Gem Seddon
Campy cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show is close to turning 40 and fans can soon celebrate the milestone with an upcoming TV remake. Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, Hocus Pocus) has been tapped to direct and choreograph the project, which is currently in development with Fox.
According to Deadline, the two-hour The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, as it is tentatively titled, will be a "reimagining" of the feature where book and score will remain untouched, but the visuals will be reworked. Lou Adler, who produced the original film, »
Fox has decided to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1975 cult musical and midnight mainstay The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a TV remake. The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event will be a 2-hour special, which is now in development. Original producer Lou Adler is coming back to executive produce alongside Gail Berman and Kenny Ortega, the later of which will direct and choreograph for Fox 21 TV Studios.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event will 'reimagine' the campy horror movie, which, 40 years after its release, continues to play in theaters across the globe all year long. It holds the record for longest theatrical distribution frame for any film in history. A remake has long been in the works. While a movie remake was considered, the TV event was originally set up at Fox in 2002, back when executive producer Gail Berman was president of the Network. The plan was to »
In honor of The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 40th Anniversary, Fox and original producer Lou Adler are remaking the show/film into The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, to be directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (the High School Musical films). A musical with overt nods to the classical sci-fi and horror B movies, The Rocky…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
We have entered the age of "Event TV". Fox is prepping to remake the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show in a two-hour musical event special. Kenny Ortega (Highschool Musical, Hocus Pocus) is set to direct the reboot alongside Gail Berman (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) as executive producer. Lou Adler, who executive produced the original film, is also on board. Tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, the special has a cast-contingent order at Fox. My gut reaction to this is - wow, that's going to be a disaster - but I'll reserve judgment until a cast is announced. The fact that they've got Adler on board is promising, and Ortega certainly knows how to direct musical performances. Plus, this is the guy who gave us Newsies and Hocus Pocus, two of my generation's great cult classic. If they nail the casting, it could turn out »
- Haleigh Foutch
To celebrate The Rocky Horror Picture Show's 40th birthday, Fox is planning to remake the film into a TV special — which, according to Deadline, will be called The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event. A television event! We're getting good at these. Although not live, Event will be produced by the 1975 film's producer Lou Adler, and directed by High School Musical's director/choreographer Kenny Ortega. No word on whether any of the original cast will return, but even 40 years later, Susan Sarandon could still definitely pull off a Janet Weiss redux. »
- Lindsey Weber
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.
Ortega, repped by Paradigm, is a natural choice to helm the project, given his background »
- Cynthia Littleton
A remake of cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is in the works at Fox, only this time it may be coming to TV. The 2-hour, cast-contingent special is currently in development at Fox 21 TV Studios with Kenny Ortega — who will be directing and choreographing the movie — former president of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company Gail Berman and Lou Adler, who produced the original movie in 1975. A 20th Century Fox film, “Rocky Horror” is celebrating its 40th anniversary of theatrical distribution. The movie’s regular screening in theaters worldwide makes it the longest running film in history. »
- L.A. Ross
Let’s do the time warp again!
Fox is developing a two-hour TV movie remake of the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), our sister site Deadline reports.
The update will be faithful to the text of the original 1973 play by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien, but reimagine the story visually.
Unlike Fox’s upcoming Grease and NBC’s musical specials, Rocky Horror will not air live, per EW.com.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the latest musical getting the small-screen treatment. Fox is developing a two-hour remake of the 1975 cult classic to be directed, executive-produced and choreographed by Kenneth Ortega (High School Musical). The project, tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, is casting-contingent. Read More TV Premiere Dates 2015: The Complete Guide The special will be filmed in advance and not air live, but few details beyond that are known. In addition to Ortega, Gail Berman and Lou Adler, who produced the original film, are also attached as executive producers. The
- Kate Stanhope
Fox wants to do the "Time Warp," again. The network announced a new TV version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is in the works, E! News has confirmed. Unlike it's upcoming Grease musical, Fox's Rocky Horror won't be done live. Kenny Ortega is behind the new two-hour flick. He's directing, executive producing and choreographing the movie. Original film producer Lou Adler and Gail Berman are also on broad, but no new writer is attached. The network plans to stick with the original 1973 script from Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien. Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and O'Brien starred in the original film. Fox's new take is set to coincide with the movie's 40th »
Put another name down on the remake list.
Deadline reported on Friday that Fox is planning a television remake of the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Gail Berman and Lou Adler attached to produce and Kenny Ortega to direct. The 1975 film starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick.
According to the report, the adaptation is tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event and is described as a reimagining of the campy horror feature, which, 40 years after its release continues to play in theaters around the world – the longest theatrical distribution frame for any film in history.
They added that the project is cast contingent, but no word on whether the network will look for new stars or try and bring back a few of the famous faces from the original movie.
This also isn’t the first time that Fox has tried to bring back the musical. »
- Zach Dennis
As we mark the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fox is prepping a remake of the cult classic. The two-hour taped event special, which is in development with a cast-contingent order, is executive produced by Gail Berman of The Jackal Group; the 1975 movie’s producer Lou Adler; and Kenny Ortega, who is set to direct and choreograph. Fox 21 TV Studios is producing. Tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, the project is described as a… »
Let's do the Time Warp again! A remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show could be heading to a television near you -- Fox is in the process of rebooting the 40-year-old musical film as a TV movie, Us Weekly confirmed on Friday, April 10. The cult classic remake is currently being developed by an all-star producing team that includes one of the film's original producers, Lou Adler, and High School Musical director Kenny Ortega, who will also direct and choreograph the project. Although the new TV musical [...] »
The Fox network is planning "The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event," a two-hour live event special described as a reimagining of the campy cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The TV remake is expected to stick faithfully to the text and the score of the original but greatly reimagine the story visually.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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