Glee creator Ryan Murphy is no stranger to The Rocky Horror Show. Having just finished work on an episode of his hit show that pays homage to the classic, putting the ‘time warp’ in the capable hands of William McKinley High School’s Glee Club, Murphy has been approached by Fox 2000 regarding a remake of the cult hit (via Deadline).
The Rocky Horror Show – which still enjoys sell-out screenings thirty-five years after its initial release – has grossed north of £100 million to date, making it the longest running theatrical release of all time and ripe for a re-imagining. Responsible for launching Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick to fame, the musical has quite the legacy.
Murphy, whose Eat Pray Love is still finding an audience in cinemas, is already committed to an adaptation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart and an untitled romantic comedy for Sony Pictures Entertainment – for which he was paid $5 million to write and direct – that will reunite him with Julia Roberts.
Should Murphy take The Rocky Horror Show under his experienced wing, the phenomenon may well be in good hands. To be certain, however, we will have to wait until October 26th when the relevant episode of Glee jumps to the left, then takes a step to the right etc.
So readers, let’s do the time warp again?!