All aboard the remake train as ‘Little Shop of Horrors‘ is coming back for it’s the fourth iteration, third if you only count those on film. Greg Berlanti (‘Arrow’,’The Flash’) is set to direct this new take of the 1960 film which Roger Corman gifted upon the world that starred Jack Nicholson. In 1982 the film was revisited as a Broadway musical though most audiences are primarily familiar with the 1986 version which starred Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Berlanti is primarily known for his role as an Executive Producer all across The CW’s massively successful DC franchise though this will be one of the first areas he really will see himself sitting in the director’s chair with Marc Platt onboard to produce the film which will be based on a script by Matthew Robinson (‘The Invention of Lying’.)
At this point there is no casting announcements and Warner Brothers hasn’t announced if this will be following the original film’s roots to be a horror movie or give us a more lighthearted take in the same vein as the extremely popular remake. With Berlanti in charge though I’m pretty sure we can all see this end up going the lighthearted route.
This is a project which Joseph Gordon-Levitt was interested in working with Warner Brothers on about four years back so it will be interesting to see if his interest returns now that he’s no longer tied up working on ‘Sandman’.
The story itself is about a florist who ends up having a plant that requires human flesh to live and is quite intelligent. The film looks as if it will be a musical, from what we can tell and it should be interesting to see how they make the plant with today’s level of special effects. I’m pretty sure it’s a safe bet to say that this will end up being CGI over practical effects but only time will tell.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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