I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. IF AIN’T BROKE, DON’T FIX IT! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cult campy phenomenon that is The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fox is remaking the film as a two-hour TV adaptation.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the film is currently in the process of being cast, with Kenneth Ortega directing, executive-produce, and choreograph. “The special will be filmed in advance and not air live, but few details beyond that are known,” The Hollywood Reporter writes. “In addition to Ortega, Gail Berman and Lou Adler, who produced the original film, are also attached as executive producers.”
Now I’m going to sound like a grumpy purist, but I don’t care! This has bad idea written all over it. Don’t get me wrong, the theatre productions are one thing, that’s it’s own medium. I’ve seen the live production twice and loved it, but re-creating the film into a 2-hour TV special just has fail written all over it. It just seems purely redundant to take such an ageless classic and to update it. Especially considering there is nothing in the original film that can be considered obsolete or needs changing. Everything about it is fine and should be left alone. Seriously Hollywood, if ain’t broke, don’t fix it!