Remake of the cult classic in development.
THR reports that Warner Bros. and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are developing a remake of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ as a starring vehicle for the ‘500 Days of Summer’ star.
While there is currently no director attached, the project will be produced by Marc Platt (‘Wicked,’ ‘Wanted,’ ‘Legally Blonde’) with a screenplay to be penned by playwright, screenwriter and comic-book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (‘Carrie,’ ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’).
Directed by Roger Corman, the low-budget 1960 original starred Jonathan Haze as Seymour Krelboyne, a mild-mannered young florist who cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. After gaining a cult following, the story was turned in an off-Broadway musical in 1982. Frank Oz directed an adaptation of the tale in 1986 with Rick Moranis in the role of Seymour. The film co-starred Ellen Greene and Steve Martin.