For all of us who had to watch the fun of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) from afar, thank you dear Internet! We got to see the cast of the upcoming Fox’s remake The Rocky Horror Picture Show and for fans in attendance, Fox also released a 25 minute screening during their TV movie’s panel which included “Time Warp” and “Sweet Transvestite.”
I must admit, when I first heard they were remaking The Rocky Horror Picture show, I was a bit nervous. Like many other faithful fans, I hold the original cult classic on such a high pedestal, that a remake is a gamble. The release date of October is only a few months away and I find myself getting excited as more information is released.
Laverne Cox is the outrageous Dr. Frankfurter, while Victoria Justice (Janet) and Ryan McCartan (Brad) are our sweet and innocent couple. Reeve Carney (Riff Raff), Christina Milian (Magenta), Annaleigh Ashford (Columbia), and Adam Lambert (Eddie) round out the cast of characters. And lastly, our beloved Tim Curry is the Narrator. In terms of casting…not too shabby!
At the panel, Director Kenny Ortega spoke to what the film stands for, “liberation, acceptance, transformation, and transition.” Cast members who were fans of the movie, endeavored to pay homage to the original. In a separate interview they also recalled their own experiences with watching the classic film. Watch highlights of their SDCC panel and interview.
Have you checked out the trailer?
Source: Entertainment Weekly