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Edgy, provocative, and often hilarious, the drag scene is one of the most fascinating forms of entertainment. We now live in a world of demanded political correctness, and while the drag scene has greatly evolved over the last few years, the taboo sensationalism of it all still rings true. Thanks to the success of Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag queens and drag culture have started to shift into the mainstream as something more than just Tootsie or The Rocky Horror Picture Show. However, you don’t need to be on a reality show competition to make a name for yourself in the drag community, and horror fans are missing out on the scream queen we didn’t know we needed.
- BJ Colangelo
In previous films, he's played characters who've elicited laughs from viewers, but soon Will Poulter will likely be sharing his own laugh onscreen as Pennywise the clown in the upcoming two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s It from Warner Bros.' New Line Cinema.
According to Variety, Will Poulter (We're the Millers, The Maze Runner) is in negotiations to play Pennywise in the two-film adaptation of Stephen King's epic 1986 horror novel, It. Pre-production on the first film is currently underway with Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) in the director's chair, working from a screenplay he wrote with Chase Palmer. Filming is expected to begin this summer. Fukunaga is currently only slated to direct the first It film, though both movies will work from the script he wrote with Palmer.
As King fans remember, It was adapted for the screen once before in 1990, as a two-part miniseries that aired on ABC. »
- Derek Anderson
No two horror fans are alike, and our differing tastes is a large part of why horror remains such a successful genre. Fear is universal, but what exactly inspires that fear varies from person to person. Over on Halloween Love, journalist John Squires tagged me in a “10 Random Horror Questions” survey that’s been circulating on YouTube. Getting to know a writer can help you determine who’s opinion you most align with when looking for film recommendations. I challenge the rest of the Icons crew to do the same.
1. What was the first horror movie you remember watching?
My mother has always loved horror movies. My dad was the type of person that loved to scare other people, but hated being scared. This meant that my mom would often watch horror alone, until they had me. Thinking that I would just be too young to remember, my mom would »
- BJ Colangelo
These days, part of the fun of watching a movie in theaters or at home with the ability to freeze frames, is finding the Easter eggs hidden within. For the history buffs out there, the origin of the cinematic Easter egg dates back to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Supposedly one day on the set, the cast decided to have a traditional Easter egg hunt, as you do, but some of the eggs were never found and actually appeared in frames of the movie! So if you're obsessed with finding hidden »
- Graham McMorrow
The movie musical “Lucky Stiff” will be released in theaters and video on demand on July 24 via Abramorama and The Orchard, the two companies said Tuesday. The Orchard will make the film available to all U.S. and Canadian cable, satellite and digital platforms at the same time that the independent film company rolls it out theatrically. Jason Alexander, Nikki James, Dennis Farina, Pamela Shaw, Dominic Marsh and Cheyenne Jackson star in the film. Christopher Ashley, Tony-nominated for “Xanadu” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” will direct. Also Read: Emma Stone in Negotiations to Star in Musical 'La La Land' From 'Whiplash' Director The screenplay, »
- Todd Cunningham
The Royal Albert Hall is celebrating The Rocky Horror Picture Show's 40th anniversary later this year with a special gala screening.
As well as showing the film, the Hall will also host an on-stage Q&A with members of the cast on October 27.
In a first for the Royal Albert Hall, the event will also be broadcast live to more than 600 cinemas across the UK.
Director of events Lucy Noble said: "Rocky Horror is a cult phenomenon like no other, and we can't wait to welcome cast members and fans alike to this very special, one-off celebration of a deliciously twisted confection.
"It's set to be an unforgettable evening for everyone involved, though for one group of fans in particular, there's a truly unique opportunity - the opportunity to do the Time Warp on the world's most famous stage, in front of 5,000 people."
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Flash Gordon has had surprisingly long run of big screen success. There was Mike Hodges’ brilliant, overblown 1980 movie, complete with excellent overacting and more kitsch costumes and hair-dos than anything this side of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Long before that, there were serials, the first of which proved incredibly popular in 1936 and became a protected motion picture under the auspices the Us Library of Congress in 1996.
But comic book movies are so insanely big right now that I’m not even the tiniest bit surprised that another reboot is on the cards. Indeed, it feels more like a case of “What kept you?”
- Brendon Connelly
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
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the movie adaptation, Fox has announced that it is remaking the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a two-hour taped event special, whcih is being developed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, Michael Jackson’s This Is It).
Deadline reports that the tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event is described as “a reimagining of the campy horror feature [that will] stick faithfully to the text and the score of the original but greatly reimagine the story visually”.
The project has been in development at Fox since 2002, where it was originally looking at a 2003 premiere to mark the 30th anniversary of Richard O’Brien’s original Rocky Horror Show musical.
- Gary Collinson
Combine a tendency to remake just about everything under the sun with an increased interest in musicals and “event” programming on TV, and we get this: a planned event version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Fox is setting up a two-hour special event Rocky Horror remake, potentially called The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, with Kenny […]
The post ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Being Remade as TV Event appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
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…
The post The Time Warp… Again? Rocky Horror to be Remade into Television Event appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- 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
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