MTV is doing the time warp on a remake of 1975 cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
Lou Adler, exec producer of the original film, is partnering with BermanBraun and Fox Television Studios on the new rendition.
Two-hour remake will use the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien but may also include music not featured in the original.
It's like they don't understand WHY this movie got popular. But none of this surprises me. If I had to *re*cast the roles, I had always thought this setup might work if they didn't take themselves too seriously:
- Rick Moranis as Brad
- Drew Barrymore as Janet
- James Lipton as the Criminologist
- Johnny Depp as Dr. Frankenfurter
- Helena Bonham Carter as Magenta
- Margaret Cho as Columbia
I don't claim to be perfect. I also mused John Astin as Dr. Frankenfurter, not because he's make a good one, but because that would be so wrong...
"I used to be transsexual... but I'm feeling much better now!"