I share Jamie Piazza’s psychic pain when I read that they’re actually going to remake Rocky Horror Picture Show. The remake will be done by the original producer, which elicits a certain “Bucket List” quality to the whole idea, only serving to make it much, much worse.
Here’s the thing about it: not to step on anyone’s aging second-childhood fantasies, or anything, but doesn’t anyone that the original was so great because it was so bad? That was the point. Remaking it will only improve on all the things that made it worth watching. That’s not good.
As for Jamie’s request for nominees for the Frankenfurter 2009, go give him some suggestions! I’m getting mine in there right now.