Film Remake of Little Shop of Horrors Is in the Works
Look out, look out, look out, look out! A new Little Shop of Horrors is aiming to take over the big screen. According to Deadline, Warner Brothers is moving forward with a remake of the 1986 movie based on Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s musical. Greg Berlanti (executive producer of such shows as Supergirl and The Flash) is set to direct, and Matthew Robinson is on board to pen the screenplay.
The cult classic premiered off-Broadway in 1982, with the film adaptation following four years later. It had its first Broadway run in 2003 and most recently played New York City Center’s Encores! Off-Center series with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene, reprising her role from the original run and movie.
Based on the 1960 sci-fi flick, Little Shop of Horrors follows Seymour, a meek plant store attendant, Audrey, his co-worker crush, her sadistic dentist of a boyfriend and the man-eating plant that threatens them and the world as we know it.
No word yet on who’s eyeing a role in the new adaptation. Back in 2012, it was reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in talks to develop and star in a remake of the title.