‘Rocky Horror’ film being remade ‘without creator’s blessing’

Richard O'Brien says he hasn't given his blessing to the remake

Following the news that the 1975 film ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ is set to be remade, its creator, Richard O’Brien, has revealed that he has not given his blessing to the remake.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the remake is being co-financed by MTV and Sky Movies. It was originally reported that O’Brien was set to co-produce the new version, but he has since said that he will not be involved.

“I have no view on whether it should be remade but it doesn’t have my blessing,” O’Brien told BBC News. “I’m not co-producing it and I won’t be involved in any way.

“The first I heard about it was when people sent me cuttings from US papers,” he added.

O’Brien later told BBC Radio 5Live that he was sceptical about the merits of a remake. “I don’t know where they’ll go with it really,” he said. “I’ve even heard that they’re going to put new songs in. I wrote the book, the music and the lyrics.

“Where are they going to get the songs from? Who’s going to do that? That’s a bit strange isn’t it?”