July 24 2008

Rocky Horror Picture Show

It seems Mtv has decided that it’s time for The Rocky Horror Picture Show to get a remake.  Lou Adler, the original executive producer, is involved, and they will be working from the original script, including some songs that were cut from the original movie.

I really don’t care who is involved, this is a monumentally bad idea.  No matter how much of the original you maintain, this was a horrible script at its core.  Now, you add in new actors who are conscience of the phenomenon, and they will never be able to pull this off without thinking things like, “did I pause long enought there for the audience to say their lines?”

When you have something like RHPS, there is just no copying the magic twice, and that was proved by the sequel, Shock Treatment. This is a bad, bad idea on so many levels.

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