Rumour has it, the anti-christ superstar himself, Mr. Marilyn Manson, has been approached by Fox to play Frank N. Furter in the upcoming remake of the 70’s cult classic, the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
There are two things that came as a big shock to me when I read about this:
- The fact that they are planning to remake the Rocky Horror Picture Show, this is the first time I’m hearing about it and, for god knows what reason, Fox is involved in the project!
- Marilyn Manson as Frank N. Furter. I just don’t see him as a Frank N. Furter character. Sure he can cross dress no problem and act psychotic, we’ve all seen that, but he just doesn’t give me a Frank N. Furter feel. If anything, I would see Marilyn more along the lines of a Riff-Raff, but that could be my personal bias coming out. Riff-Raff has always been my favorite character.
Like I said to begin with, it appears this is only a rumour and speculation at this point. To the best of my knowledge no one has confirmed anything, though it is certainly something I will be keeping an eye out from now on.
I first watched the Rocky Horror Picture Show at a young age and fell in love with the movie, as so many others have. I went so far as to insist that it be the movie my friends and I all watched for my 11th-ish, I forget for sure, birthday. You can imagine how that went over with a group of kids that age. I guess it probably explains a lot about who I’ve become today, now that I think of it, lol. Oh well, screw ’em all, it was an awesome movie then and still is now.