Fox has announced a two-hour spectacular to air this fall. The subject: cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s time for the world to experience the time hop again! Although it would be surprising if the event were as scandalous as the original 1975 film (it has to be safe for family viewing, after all), there is still plenty to be excited about. Slowly but surely, details of the casting are being revealed. The roles of innocent Janet and her sweetheart Brad, as well as the strange Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his creation Rocky have all been cast. As well as a brand new revelation. Read on for more details. (more…)
So in more news about the most expensive musical never seen, Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark photos have just been released from the upcoming issue of Vogue (oh my). In the photos we meet our Mary Jane (Jennifer Damiano) and also get to see Carnage! The project was directed by Julie Taymor and cost around 60 million! Now this project has definitely had some setbacks and was continually pushsed back for its release and is finally set for January… I think. Now I LOVE musicals but I’m just not sure that Spider Man was meant to be brought to the stage. But what is undeniable is that with the acrobatics that Spider Man performs and also epic fight scenes it was only a matter of time before someone entertained the idea of a doing a musical like this. And for some reason I’m somewhat compelled to see this thing! Regardless if the project starring Reeve Carney and featuring songs by U2 is good or not these pics are badass and I think you’ll enjoy. Check ’em out after the jump!
Holy shit guys, it’s happening. It’s really happening! The much anticipated and long awaited, although never thought to actually come to fruition; Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, is FINALLY here! All the details were laid out for us on of all shows, Good Morning America? Oh well, at least we have some details on this thing. So U2’s Bono and the Edge sat down along with Julie Taymor to relay specifics about the musical. So here’s what we know. A guy named Reeve Carney is playing our beloved Peter Parker (who has an uncanny resemblance to Jared Leto). In addition to that, Julie Taymor showed off some pics of the costumes. One of which is the Green Goblin and another is of a villain who’s suit is made of knives! This character, Swiss Miss, is one of the new characters that has been added for the theatrical portrayal of the Spider-Man story. The way it is explained was basically this is going to be Broadway’s way of topping the 3D experience of Avatar and giving it the middle finger by creating elaborate Pop-Up sets for NYC and the OsCorp Lab. All in all this sounds pretty nifty. Hopefully it will come together nicely. So folks, all I have to say is between this and the reboot will we all be on Spidey overload? Check out photos after the jump.