‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ coming to TV with ‘High School Musical’ director

Rocky Horror Picture Show dinner

Put another name down on the remake list.

Deadline reported on Friday that Fox is planning a television remake of the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, with Gail Berman and Lou Adler attached to produce and Kenny Ortega to direct. The 1975 film starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick.

According to the report, the adaptation is tentatively titled The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event and is described as a reimagining of the campy horror feature, which, 40 years after its release continues to play in theaters around the world – the longest theatrical distribution frame for any film in history.

They added that the project is cast contingent, but no word on whether the network will look for new stars or try and bring back a few of the famous faces from the original movie.

This also isn’t the first time that Fox has tried to bring back the musical. It was originally set up at Fox in 2002 when Berman was the network’s entertainment president. Fox TV Studios, led by David Madden, was behind the special, which was aimed at a 2013 premiere to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1973 musical by Richard O’Brien that was the basis for the movie.

Ortega is a television musical veteran with the High School Musical films and the Michael Jackson documentary, This Is It, on his resume.

Maybe Fox will watch Perks of Being A Wallflower and think of Emma Watson in their casting…




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