You hear that? That’s the sound of a legion of garter belts getting in a twist.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the milestone is being met with the announcement that FOX will be presenting a remake on television. Kenny Ortega, the man behind the High School Musical franchise, will helm the project, but it will not be a live broadcast like NBC’s Peter Pan or The Sound of Music.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Ortega will be sticking to the original 1973 stage material by Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien. Does this mean we will get a rendition of Rocky Horror with the forgotten Brad Majors ballad, “Once in a While”? Since this presentation won’t be televised live, it might give Ortega more directorial freedom, but does this mean content will be toned down? Will the casting be as overly scrutinized as it was when NBC announced their leading ladies?
I only have one suggestion: If you’re going to touch-a-touch-a something some iconic, make it better than the Glee/Rocky Horror episode (probably the last time it was on prime time). That shouldn’t be that hard, right?