It’s astounding. Time is fleeting. Madness takes it’s toll…
This fall FOX is going to tackle the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. But will they stay true to the original? Here are
some first looks at the remake.
Some aspects are taken right out of the 1975 flick, like the
impressionable couple, Brad and Janet (played by Ryan Mccarran and Victoria Justice) using one of the infamous audience participation props: the rain deflecting newspaper.
Some aspects are different. Laverne Cox, from Orange is the New Black, taking on Dr. Frank-N-Furter. She’s paying homage to Timmy Curry’s signature look.
“It’s inspired by the original but it’s really our own take. It’s way more elaborate and couture. [Director] Kenny Ortega had this vision that Frank was at this old theater and found these old burlesque costumes and is, like, using them and wearing them now but has altered them a bit,” said Cox.
The other costumes have been updated as well. Christina Milian’s Magenta and Reeve Carney’s Riff Raff look different. Even Rocky’s costume is new. Stay Nair, from Game of Thrones, had this to say about his costume.
“I’m wearing these nice, sexy knee-high platform boots and a gold latex bathing suit…. I felt very sassy and I owned it.”
But good news! Tim Curry will return! This time, he is the narrator.
“The first day of rehearsals in Los Angeles, Tim listened to me sing every song from the show,” says Cox. “That was really intimidating. I had to sing in front of the man who made all these songs iconic. It’s just a gift he’s involved in our production.”
The remake also features Adam Lambert, Annaleigh Ashford, Ben Vereen, and JayneEastwood.
This is such an iconic movie that FOX needs to be careful not to stray away from the original darkness of it. The original has such a huge fan following that they need to get it right. Either way, I love Rocky Horror and will be shivering with anticipation come fall.
“I get tweets from people, ‘Please don’t f*** up Rocky Horror Picture Show!’” said Cox.
How do you guys feel about the remake?
When Beth “grows up” she wants to see her creations appear on the screen and stage. In her free time, Beth blogs about her love of craft beer and writes screenplays. She received her bachelors in journalism from Youngstown State and received her masters in communication from The University of Akron. She is honored to be a part of the FanFest family.