O’Brien’s Stern Words About Rocky Horror


He’s not producing redux

“I have no view on whether it should be remade but it doesn’t have my blessing,” says Richard O’Brien, writer and co-star of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Commenting to the BBC about Sky Movies and MTV’s Rocky Horror remake – announced last month – he adds that he is in fact not co-producing this new vision, contrary to early reports.

“I’ve even heard that they’re going to put new songs in,” he tells the press. “I wrote the book, the music and the lyrics. Where are they going to get the songs from? Who’s going to do that? That’s a bit strange isn’t it?”

Executive producer Lou Adler is overseeing the redux for MTV which has plans to air Rocky Horror on television. Sky Movies will give it a theatrical run abroad.

Source: BBC