Here we go again: Warner Bros. is ready to remake "Little Shop of Horrors" ... for the second time.
The studio has the project in the works with Greg Berlanti directing and Matthew Robinson penning the script, Deadline reports. The new version will be based on the 1986 film, which succeeded the original 1960 film in a roundabout way; the remake was actually based on an off-Broadway musical of the same name, which was in turn based on the 1960 film. Ah, such a complicated history.
Like the Frank Oz-directed 1986 remake, the new version will be a musical horror comedy. You can rest assured that there will be plenty of song and dance as the characters deal with the shop's carnivorous plant.
Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey's boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin's accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant. Read More
Seymour Krelboin (Jonathan Haze) works in the Skid Row flower shop owned by Mr. Mushnik (Mel Welles). In his spare time, Seymour creates a new plant species he names Audrey Junior in honor of his girlfriend Audrey (Jackie Joseph). Audrey Junior begins speaking and demands to be fed human blood and flesh, convincing Seymour to kill a railroad detective, a sadistic dentist and a trollop. Seymour's guilt over the deaths forces him to confront Audrey Junior in a final confrontation. Read More