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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
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
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, »
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
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
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
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
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 [...] »
Are you ready to do the time warp again? Fox is reviving "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in what's being called a "two-hour event" TV special in honor of the cult classic's 40th anniversary. But can anything ever be more "special" than the 1975 film?
Kenny Ortega, who is probably best known for the "High School Musical" movies, will direct and choreograph the remake. Variety said the special is in the early stages of development and is cast-contingent. They'll never find anyone who can really fill the shoes of Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick, but people are always doing their own versions of "Rocky Horror" -- from "Glee" to local productions everywhere -- so we can just consider this another one.
Do you have casting suggestions for Brad, Janet, Dr. Frank-n-Furter and company or do you hope they never find the right actors because they should leave this classic alone? »
- Gina Carbone
Baby on board! "High School Musical" star KayCee Stroh took to Twitter on Wednesday to tell fans that she’s expecting her second child with hubby Ben Higginson -- and the announcement was nothing short of adorable. The actress posted an aww-worthy photo of her one-year-old daughter, Zetta Lee, who’s spotted standing in front of a door with the pair's pregnancy news written on a giant chalkboard. "Do you have room in your heart for another one?" the message reads, as well as the baby’s October 9th due date. The actress captioned the candid snap, "Here was my big Valentines Day Announcement. We are so excited!!! #herecomesanotherone." Stroh and Higginson tied the knot in 2009 and welcomed Zetta back in May 2013. The cute couple hasn't revealed whether they are expecting a baby boy or baby girl yet, but it definitely looks like they can't wait for their new family addition to arrive. »
- tooFab Staff
Coming this fall! KayCee Stroh is set to welcome another little addition to her family in October 2015. The High School Musical alum, 30, is pregnant and expecting a baby with husband Ben Higginson, she revealed via Twitter on Wednesday, April 8. The bundle-of-joy-to-be will be Stroh and Higginson's second child. Married since 2009, the couple are already parents to daughter Zetta Lee, born on May 8, 2013. Stroh, who played dancing queen Martha Cox in Disney's HSM trilogy, broke the news of her second pregnancy in the [...] »
Miley Cyrus was M.I.A. Wednesday. The "Wrecking Ball" singer's boyfriend, actor and University of Southern California student Patrick Schwarzenegger, had dinner with another former Disney Channel actress: Shake It Up's Bella Thorne. Schwarzenegger, 21, and Thorne, 17, dined with director Scott Speer, 32, at L.A.'s Mud Hen Tavern. (There's another Disney Channel connection, as Speer once dated High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale.) Cyrus needn't worry about Thorne moving in on her man, however. The Duff star posed for a picture with Schwarzenegger during Wednesday's outing. "With my homie @patrickschwarzenegger if you aren't already following him you should," Thorne »
And a baby makes four! High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh made an adorable announcement on Twitter today: that she's pregnant with her second child! The 30-year-old star posted a photo of her daughter Zetta Lee, who turns 2-years-old next month, standing by a door with the pregnancy news written on it in elaborate chalk. Stroh originally shared the news with her close family and friends this past Valentine's Day, but only just went public with the pregnancy this morning. "Do you have room in your heart for another one?" the sign read along with the baby's due date, Oct. 9, 2015. Little Zetta was shown in a precious pink dress hugging the door and appearing to be »
When I saw the movie “Gigi” in 1958, the story of a courtesan-in-training went right over my young head. Oddly enough, it almost went right over my head again when I recently saw the new Broadway revival of the Lerner and Loewe musical, which opened Wednesday at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York. Refashioned for the “High School Musical” generation, “Gigi” has been scrubbed and polished so that its heroine is now sassy, headstrong, and spunkier than a barrel of Disney princesses. The one thing she’s not is French, and, of course, there’s nothing terribly risqué or even controversial. »
- Robert Hofler
Is Ansel Elgort as strong a bet as I think he is to win Best Male Performance at the MTV Movie Awards? The 21-year-old actor has never been nominated before, but this year he's up for a whopping five awards for his performance as a teenager with cancer in "The Fault in Our Stars," which is the most nominated film with seven total bids. And both the film and its source novel have a rabid fan base. -Break- Since 2009, every Male Performance winner but one has been a young heartthrob under age 25: Zac Efron ("High School Musical 3," 2009), Robert Pattinson ("Twilight" saga, 2010-2011), and Josh Hutcherson ("Hunger Games" franchise, 2012, 2014). Like Elgort this year, Pattinson and Hutcherson appeared in adaptations of young-adult novels. MTV Movie Awards predictions: 'Hunger Games' & 'Guardians of the Galaxy' divide users The one exception in recent years was 2013, when 38-year-old ...' »
The series, starring Dove Cameron, is currently in the midst of its 24-episode second season with new episodes airing Sundays. The show first premiered in July 2013.
Season 3 is set to premiere this fall with production resuming this June in Los Angeles.
Cameron plays a dual role as both title characters in the half-hour sitcom, which follows the identical twin sisters — Liv, a girly-girl and teen actress; and Maddie, a stellar student and sports-loving tomboy — when Liv returns home from Hollywood, after her hit TV series wraps, having to readjust to normal life.
Cameron has become a major player in the Mouse House, as one of Disney’s signature starlets. “Liv and Maddie” was Cameron’s first-ever major role. Since, she has toplined the 2014 Disney Channel original movie “Cloud 9,” and has sparked »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
We've officially had more than a decade to crush on the glorious, the beautiful, Zac Efron. From his swoon-worthy High School Musical moments all the way to his epic shirtlessness at the MTV Movie Awards, there have been plenty of reasons to fall for him. Try as you might to get rid of your Zac Efron crush, he just keeps bringing you back. In honor of our whole decade of fandom, we're detailing what it's been like to love him for all these years. Keep scrolling to start the journey. »
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