Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rocky Horror Picture Show Creator Angry Over Remake

A remake of cult 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show is being produced without the blessing of its creator Richard O'Brien, he has told the BBC.
It was announced on Wednesday that the new version, which will be co-financed by Sky Movies in the UK and MTV in the US, would be co-produced by O'Brien. But he told the BBC he would not be involved "in any way".

"I have no view on whether it should be remade but it doesn't have my blessing," he added. Sky announced on Wednesday that Lou Adler, executive producer on the original film, would return in the same role, while O'Brien would co-produce.

But O'Brien told the BBC: "I'm not co-producing it and I won't be involved in any way. "The first I heard about it was when people sent me cuttings from US papers."

Sky said the cast and director of the new version are yet to be announced.