Another Little Shop of Horrors Remake on its Way


You know, I was just thinking to myself, “Know what we need? Another remake of Little Shop of Horrors, that’s what!” Okay, so that was a flat-out lie, but someone is definitely thinking it…

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. is moving forward with a new incarnation of Little Shop of Horrors with Greg Berlanti set to direct and Matthew Robinson writing the script. Marc Platt is producing, and Sarah Schechter is exec producer.

This one will be a musical, a fresh version of the 30-year-old Frank Oz-directed film, which was based on the Roger Corman-directed 1960 low budget sci-fi campy tale about a clumsy young man who raises a plant, discovers it is carnivorous, and kills to keep it fed. There was a memorable scene with Jack Nicholson as a pain-seeking dental patient in the original, replicated in the musical by Bill Murray.

The 1986 film was scripted by Howard Ashman from his off-Broadway musical, with tunes crafted with his frequent collaborator Alan Menken.

More as it comes.

Little Shop of Horrors



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