Sky Movies Will Co-Produce "Rocky Horror" Remake; Film Will Debut in the U.K.

News   Sky Movies Will Co-Produce "Rocky Horror" Remake; Film Will Debut in the U.K.
BSkyB's Sky Movies will co-finance the previously announced MTV remake of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," according to Variety.

As part of the deal, the industry reports, the remake will make its premiere in the U.K. on Sky Movies and will then become available on the VOD services Sky Player and Sky Anytime. Producers of the film now include Sky Movies, MTV, Fox TV Studios, BermanBraun and Lou Adler; the latter was the executive producer of the 1975 film.

As previously announced, the new film will utilize the original Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien screenplay. Additional music may be added to the remake. No director or casting have been announced.

The Rocky Horror Show bowed in London in 1973. It played Broadway's Belasco Theatre from March 10, 1975 through April 5, 1975, with a cast led by Tim Curry, Jamie Donnelly and Meat Loaf. The 1975 film also cast Curry as Frank-N-Furter opposite Susan Sarandon's Janet Weiss and Barry Bostwick's Brad Majors. The recent, Tony-nominated revival at New York's Circle in the Square Theatre boasted a cast that comprised Dick Cavett, Lea DeLaria, Jarrod Emick, Tom Hewitt, Joan Jett, Alice Ripley, Daphne Rubin Vega, Raúl Esparza, Sebastian LaCause and Kevin Cahoon.

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