'Glee' Creator May Direct 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake
Though Fox's musical series "Glee" has their October 26th episode dedicated entirely to the music and fashions of the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the series creator may be spending even more time in the time warp. Deadline reports Ryan Murphy is apparently in line to direct Fox 2000's remake of everyone's favorite transvestite fueled musical. While I'm not a die-hard fan, it seems a bit excessive that Murphy gets to direct an entire episode full of Rocky Horror musical numbers only to follow it up with a remake of the entire film itself. The biggest question is whether or not die hard fans want their precious musical remade at all.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Personally, the fact that The Rocky Horror Picture Show still rakes in money from midnight showings (particularly around Halloween), why do we need an all new version? The short answer is money, and if only a couple cast members from "Glee" make it into the remake, then the audiences would quickly follow (even if Murphy's adaptation of Eat Pray Love wasn't a huge blockbuster). I gotta say, Jane Lynch as Dr. Frank-N-Furter has a certain amount of appeal, but that kind of ruins the whole transvestite from Transexual, Transulvania angle. Murphy's involvement isn't set in stone though, so the "Glee" overlap may not be an issue. While the choice of director will be integral as to whether audiences welcome this remake, I'm not exactly shivering with antici...pation. How about you?