Why Isn't Fox's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake Live?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again finally airs tonight and some fans are wondering why it isn’t being done live like Grease, The Sound of Music, and others.
Executive producer Lou Adler explained why the Fox reboot is in film form, as opposed to a live musical event.
“We never had any intention of doing it live — and I say we, because Kenny Ortega is the director,” Lou told Deadline. “We really wanted to make a film, and especially with the choreography that Kenny, because of his background, has done.”
He continued, “It’s bigger and brighter and he wanted to be able to take the camera down to the ankle and take it to different positions on the choreography that would have been hard to capture live. I don’t think we would have done it if they asked us to do live — pretty sure we wouldn’t have but they never asked actually.”
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again airs TONIGHT, October 20 @ 8PM on Fox.
In case you missed it, check out the full cast and songs list!