Fox television has taken on the monumental task of “re-imagining” the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. While many younger people will be wondering why their fathers or mothers are ranting about the injustice of it all and the impossibility of replacing Tim Curry, Meatloaf, or any of the other fantastic performers in the original, someone in Hollywood feels they are up to the challenge. The two-hour event will air later this fall. Fox has released some new images of the production including a first look at Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) as Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (more…)
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…)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, or at least the film adaptation of it, marks its 40th anniversary this year. Directed by Jim Sharman, the movie based on the London stage musical The Rocky Horror Show, is the prototypical cult film, and has been watched and re-watched, in costume and without, again and again by millions of people over the last four decades. So naturally, Fox is remaking it for TV. The new version will air sometime on Fox next year, and if you think this kind of production represents the basest kind of Hollywood cynicism, then wait till you hear who the network has cast as the mad scientist from “Transsexual, Transylvania.” (more…)
Word hit late yesterday that New Line Cinema‘s feature film re-imagining of Stephen King‘s It is back on track. The production lost Cary Fukunaga (True Detectives), the man who wrote the script for the two-part film and was set to direct until he dropped out after some infighting over budget restraints that wouldn’t allow for all the bells and whistles he wanted for the movies. Who’s taking over the director’s chair?
There is hardly anything more frightening than clowns (except for maybe spiders and anything starring Fran Drescher). No clown is perhaps as scary as Tim Curry‘s Pennywise from the television adaptation of Stephen King’s novel It. I mean really, you got two of the most bizarrely frighteningly entities in one horribly combined form – Tim Curry and Clowns. You don’t get any creepier than that. Oi, just picturing Curry’s Pennywise say “Don’t you want a balloon? When you’re down here with me, Georgie – you float too!” sends shivers down my spine.
But I digress…
So now, take that enduring image of Tim Curry’s Pennywise and replace him with that awkward gawky kid from We’re The Millers. Say what? (more…)
It’s hard to imagine anyone topping Tim Curry‘s Pennywise in Stephen King‘s Ittelevision miniseries, but director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) is going to give it his best shot. He’s been tasked with creating part one of a two-part It. Fukunaga recently talked about finding his Pennywise to the Brazilian newspaper O Globo. (more…)
When Ian Abercrombie, the voice of Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious on Star Wars: The Clone Wars passed away last year fans were not only saddened by the news, but concerned on who might replace that iconic voice and fill that important role. Abercrombie had already recorded many upcoming, un-aired episodes so the producers had some time to find the right voice to complete this Star Wars puzzle.
The news was just announced that Tim Curry has taken on the voice role of Palpatine and Sidious. We’ve all enjoyed Curry’s talented comedic work in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and learned to fear clowns and large spiders in his work on Stephen King’s IT.
Bryan Young over at Big Shiney Robot broke the news:
Over the weekend, a small screening event was held for the season finale at the Presidio headquarters of Lucasfilm and I was asked to be there in attendance. There, at the screening, during the final episode of the arc, Tim Curry made his debut in the Star Wars galaxy. You can see an exclusive clip of him in the role on Saturday’s season finale:
The clip from the episode above airs this Saturday, double check your DVR just to be safe. What do you think of this casting news. Curry is not new to the voice acting business, he’s played many roles from other animated shows like Volton and Transformers. Was Curry even on your radar as a possibility for the role?
As fans of the television show Buffy The Vampire Slayer know, in every television show, video game or movie, there must be a “big bad.” Some nemesis that is so powerful and so outweighs the characters, that you simply must watch/read/play to find out how good can triumph.
Frankly, and I’m sure I am not the only one, but good tends to win a hell of a lot more than evil. And there is only one bad guy who is the biggest and the baddest. He is the ruler of the underworld – Satan.
So, this top ten list will be devoted to depictions of Satan in movies, television shows, and video games. The beauty of these lists are that they are subjective. My #1 may not be yours, so feel free to chime in through the comments section below and let me know what your list would be.