Time Warp! MTV Remaking "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

By: Gay.com
7.24.2008

(Photo by John Jay / MPTV.net) Yes, we can do the time warp again. But should we?

MTV is planning to film a remake of the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, according to Variety.

Here's my initial response to the news: Why bother? Seriously, I just don't think MTV can top this all-out freakfest.

The original script will be used for the remake, Variety reports. But—get this—new music might to be added to the mix. This does not sit well with me. New music? From whom? Katy Perry? The Pussycat Dolls? The Jonas Brothers? How dare you, MTV!

Let's talk about casting. Can anyone take the place of Tim Curry as Transylvanian transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter? My fear is that MTV will squeeze Pete Wentz into Dr. Frank-N-Furter's corset. Okay, maybe that's not such a bad idea.  And I'm almost scared to say it, but might Amy Winehouse work well in this role?

Pete_2 (Getty Images) And what about Riff Raff? I imagine MTV going after 50 Cent for that role. Okay, that might be interesting.  Oh dammit -- then there's Janet!   And Brad!

I don't know. Maybe MTV making a remake isn't as terrible as I first thought. I know for sure that MTV will never top the beloved original, but maybe it would be interesting to see what a new generation of stars would do with material that even today remains wonderfully subversive. Plus, maybe kids who haven't been exposed to the original film will be inspired to check it out.

Surely, you've been to a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. What do you think? Is it a crime to remake The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or might this be a good thing? And who would you cast in the starring roles? Add your casting suggestions in the comments section below, and in the meantime, here's a clip of "Sweet Tranvestite" to get your casting-call mind moving!

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