Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa in Talks to Sprout New 'Little Shop of Horrors' for Warner Bros.; Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star
Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. is gearing up a Little Shop of Horrors remake, and the studio wants Glee co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to write the script. The movie is a comedy about a flower shop employee turning to murder to satisfy the hunger of a meat-eating plant.
Roger Corman directed the 1960 original from Charles B. Griffth's script. The movie was then turned into a long-running musical. In 1986, the musical was in turn adapted into a movie, starring Rick Moranis as the flower shop employee Seymour and Steve Martin as an abusive dentist who ended up as one of the plant's meals.
Given Aguirre-Sacasa's resume, it's possible Warner Bros wants to the new Little Shop of Horrors to be closer to Frank Oz's 1986 version than to Corman's original.
Aguirre-Sacasa recently wrote the script for the MGM Carrie remake that Kimberly Peirce is directing. Chloe Grace Moretz has been cast in the title role, with Julianne Moore cast as her over-bearing mother. Carrie is scheduled for release on March 15, 2013. I've heard the remake will be closer to Stephen King's book than Brian De Palma's 1976 movie.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is producing the movie along with Marc Platt and is eyeing the starring role of Seymour.