Why, why, why do you want to mess with perfection, Fox 2000? For that matter, can’t Ryan Murphy recognize an original that must be left alone? Don’t you industry people know how to leave anything alone? Deadline is reporting that Eat, Pray, Love and “Glee” man, Ryan Murphy is in discussions to direct an updated version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Remakes are going to drive me to drink (Okay yes, I admit it’s possible I was drinking already).
I don’t even watch “Glee” but I’m already sick of reading news about how they’re doing this Britney episode or that Madonna tribute. And next up is the “Glee” version of Rocky Horror but apparently that just isn’t enough for Fox. They want the whole frakking Frank-N-Furter and they want to pour gobs of kechup all over it (for the record, if you’re over five, never ever put ketchup on a hot dog). It’s one thing to have a goofy show about kids in school pretending they’re good enough to pay homage but it’s a whole other thing to take on a cult classic and Godtopus dammit, if he fills this thing with teenagers I’ll kill Murphy myself. You cannot replace Tim Curry. You cannot fill the shoes of Susan Sarandon with a nasal Lea Michelle and a perm. Barry Bostwick, people!
Honestly, if anyone attempts a remake at all, death and destruction are the only acceptable responses. If there is any further talk of messing with this wild and untamed thing, we must fire up the Murdertank, round up the ammo and kill, kill, kill.