After years of being stuck in development limbo, Warner Bros’ re-imagining of the 1986 musical hit ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is pushing forward with Greg Berlanti (Arrow) in the director’s chair and Matthew Robinson (Monster Trucks) writing the script, and Marc Platt (Drive) producing, Deadline reports.
The 1986 film was a remake of Roger Corman’s 1960 sci-fi film that centers on Seymour, a clumsy young man who discovers a strange new plant. The plant only wants blood at first, but as it grows he must kill to feed it or risk loosing his newly acquired fame and possibly Audrey, the girl of his dreams.
Rick Moranis, Steve Marting, Ellen Green, Vincent Gardenia, Tichina Arnold, Michelle Weeks, and Tisha Campbell-Martin co-starred , with cameos from Jim Belushi, John Candy, Bill Murray, and Christopher Guest.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, The Interview) was in talks to play the lead role of Seymour at one time. There has been no word yet if he is still involved or if a new Seymour will be chosen. The other co-stars have not been announced at this point.
I am interested to see what modern effects can do, but no matter what, the ’86 version will always be my favorite.