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Warner Bros. is getting ready to feed its man-eating plants.
The studio is throwing into development a remake of Little Shop of Horrors, based on the Roger Corman horror movie that later became a Broadway musical.
Greg Berlanti, the producer behind many of The CW’s hit DC superheroes-based television shows, is attached to direct the project, which would be produced by Marc Platt, the producer who currently is on the awards circuit for the buzz-generating movie musical La La Land.
Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying) wrote the script.
Little Shop was initially a low-budget horror movie released in 1960 from schlock producer Corman that starred Jack Nicholson. In 1982, the play hit Broadway with songs by Alan Menken, who would later go on to write tunes for Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. The musical itself got adapted into a fondly remembered 1986 film that starred Rick Moranis and Steve Martin and was directed by Frank Oz.
The story tells of a nerdy florist who comes across a plant that, due to an eclipse, now requires a steady supply of human meat.
Warners‘ Niija Kuykendall will oversee the project for the studio.
Berlanti is attached to direct the adaptation of the YA novel Simon s. the Homo Sapien’s Agenda, which has Nick Robinson set to star.
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