I would like - if I may - to take you on a strange journey:
MTV has announced that they plan to shoot a remake of the 1975 camp flick "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" using Lou Adler, the original executive producer of the original film:
I'd like to see it shown a year from this coming Halloween, but that's up to MTV. " Adler said.
No production schedule has been created yet, and there is talk that they might include new songs.
While casting or directing haven't been discussed as well, interestingly enough, my friends and I have been kicking around the idea of casting for this for a while.
Here's who we think should be cast for the parts:
Director: Tim Burton - say what you will about Tim, but his visual sense would merge perfectly with this twisted, off-kilter tale.
Dr. Frank-N-Furter: Eddie Izzard or Hugh Laurie - its hard to top Tim Curry pretty much owning this part, but I think Eddie would do a top job. Plus he's comfortable wearing high heels and fishnets, so he's got that going for him.
Janet Weiss: Jennifer Anniston or Lindsey Lohan
Brad Majors: Brad Pitt, Nathon Fillon, Justin Timberlake, Zach Braff - Personally, I would love to see Brad Pitt play opposite Jenniffer Anniston. How insanely awkward would that shoot be?
Riff Raff: Iggy Pop, Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, Ric Ocasek or Johnny Depp - My personal choice would be Iggy Pop. The man is freaky with a capitol F. Depp could pull it off, but I'm afraid his salary would kill the production. Iggy can be had for cheap.
Magenta: Angelina Jolie, Joan Jett, Paulina Porizkova, Helena Bonham Carter (because if you have Tim Burton directing, its safe to expect that HBC would be in there somewhere). My choice would be Paulina, just because I think she is just hair's breadth from being batshit crazy - which makes her perfect for the part.
Columbia: Gwen Stefani - I could see her squeaking and Betty Booping her way through it. She cant act (not that I'm aware of) but she sure could sing.
Dr. Everett Von Scott: Anthony Stewart Head, Bruce Campbell, R. Lee Ermy, Dan Ackroyd, Roger Daltrey, Ron Perlman
Rocky Horror: David Beckham, Daniel Craig
Eddie: Lenny Kravitz, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, - My personal choice would be Jack Black. He can pull it off. Remember the biker in "Anchorman" that drop kicks Ron Burgundy's dog off the bridge? Yeah. he could do it.
The Criminologist: IanMcKellan, James Earl Jones
What are your thoughts on this? Post your comments below.