'Glee' co-creator Ryan Murphy in talks for a 'Rocky Horror' remake
Image Credit: Everett Collection; Inset: PR PhotosWe still have to wait an entire week for Glee‘s much-blogged about Rocky Horror Picture Show episode, and considering the buzz surrounding the Gleeks take on the cult classic, it’s not surprising that there is now some interest in pursuing a feature-length remake. Deadline is reporting that Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has met with Fox 2000 to discuss an updated version of Jim Sharman’s 1975 Frankenstein romp, which originally starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick.
Murphy is known for writing and directing some of Glee‘s flashier, more elaborate episodes (like last season’s “The Power of Madonna” and the recent “Britney/Brittany.”) To date, his feature-length directorial credits include Running With Scissors (2006) and this summer’s Eat Pray Love. Both were memoir adaptations, and both received lukewarm response from critics (EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum gave Eat Pray Love a C+), but Murphy’s musical touch could be the perfect fit for a Rocky Horror reboot. What do you think, PopWatchers? I’m always up for musicals, but does Rocky Horror need to be redone, or is it better left as is? Given Murphy’s success with Glee (and depending on how well next week’s episode is received), do you think he’s the right choice to do the Time Warp again? Does this just make you more excited for a new episode of Glee?