September 2 2009

Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake Canceled

Hot patootie, bless my soul, there will not be a remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Last July I reported that MTV was planning to remake the schlock classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  As I said then, and I still believe:

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 enough there for the audience to say their lines?”

Well, the good news is that we don’t have to worry about this any more for the time being.  For some unknown reason, MTV has put the project on indefinite hold.  Hopefully that will just turn into “nope, we’ll never do it.”

This is one of those situations where there is just no conceivable way this could have turned out well.  The original is a rare confluence of factors, and I am convinced you could never properly duplicate it.  Just leave us with the original, and let us sing along… to the late nightdouble featurepicture show

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