The carnivorous plant known as Audrey II is chomping its way back to the big screen, as Warner Bros. is developing a Little Shop of Horrors remake.
Deadline revealed the latest update on the new Little Shop of Horrors film, reporting that the studio is continuing to move forward with a new take on Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors. Writer Howard Ashman adapted Little Shop of Horrors for the big screen in 1986 with a screenplay based on his stage musical of the same name, which featured songs from composer Alan Menken and was in turn based on Roger Corman's 1960 horror comedy, The Little Shop of Horrors.
According to Deadline, Greg Berlanti (Life as We Know It) is expected to direct the new Little Shop of Horrors from a screenplay by Matthew Robinson (Monster Trucks, The Invention of Lying). Marc Platt will produce the film and Sarah Schechter is on board as an executive producer.
The latest Little Shop of Horrors will be a musical and is described by Deadline as a "fresh version" of the 1986 film. We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details as they are revealed.
Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors recently had its 30th anniversary and was celebrated in Heather Wixson's "Class of 1986" retrospective right here on Daily Dead. For those unfamiliar with the 1986 film, we have its official synopsis and trailer below, as well as the trailer for Corman's original Little Shop of Horrors movie.
"Seymour—an orphan and a nerd who works in a run-down flower shop on Skid Row—spends his time doing menial tasks and dreaming of his co-worker, Audrey.
Then, one day, just after an eclipse of the sun, Seymour discovers a strange plant. The exotic plant draws customers, saves the flower shop from bankruptcy and makes Seymour a hero in Audrey's eyes.
But the plant has a rather unique appetite...and it's getting interested in Audrey, too.
Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Ellen Greene, Bill Murray and other comedy greats star."