Ready For A New Rocky Horror?

Glee's Ryan Murphy is pondering the gig

Ready For A New Rocky Horror?

by James White |
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is, by anyone’s estimation, a sensation. The movie, which originally debuted in 1975 with Tim Curry playing everyone’s favourite sweet transsexual from Transylvania, Dr Frank-N-Furter, has gone on to make more than $100 million thanks to a long, healthy cult life in midnight screenings and eyeliner sales (okay, it’s more to do with the screenings). So what is Fox 2000 looking to do? Remake it, of course! And apparently, the company wants Ryan Murphy to come to the lab.

That Murphy’s being courted is not altogether surprising – he’s a big hit around the halls of Fox thanks to Glee and is an in-demand director. Plus, the musical series is about to air an episode packed with **Rocky Horror **songs for the week of Halloween, so he has some extra experience with them. And the tale of Brad, Janet and the rest has been threatened with reboots and sequels galore through the years.

While we’re not really sure Rocky Horror needs to be reanimated with a new cast and possibly a new take on the story, we’re sure Richard O’Brien wouldn’t mind the royalties that would roll in.

Still, while Deadline reports that Fox’s Peter Chernin is itching to get a new version of the movie in cinemas, Murphy’s plate is already fairly full between overseeing Glee, looking to start shooting AIDS drama The Normal Heart with Mark Ruffalo next spring and spending time developing a romantic comedy to work again with his Eat Pray Love star Julia Roberts…

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