Rocky Horror Remade!

Dust down your fishnets, you sweet transvestites. Sky Movies have just announced that they're remaking The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Once astutely described by none other than the mighty Simon Pegg as "boil in the bag perversion for the middle classes", Richard O'Brien's cult rock 'n' roll sci-fi musical first leapt to the screen in 1975. The new version will premiere on Sky Movies in the UK and MTV in the States, using the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien [UPDATE: O'Brien not happy ].

"The Rocky Horror phenomenon has a life of its own that has reincarnated itself in numerous ways since its birth," says Lou Adler, executive producer on both the boa-draped original and this 21st Century remake. "Our hope has always been that each new endeavour and rebirth will expose the Rocky Horror experience to new audiences and expand the fanbase. So here we go again, with a new cast, believing that the Sky and MTV remake will add to the Rocky Horror phenomenon."

It's just a jump to the left...