Warner Bros are reportedly developing a brand new version of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. It’s not totally clear at this stage how the new version will come to fruition as in will it be based on Roger Corman’s original 1960 version or the 1986 musical version. But it does appear that ‘Glee’ producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa whp is also penning the new ‘Carrie’ script is being lined-up as the scribe on the project. Even more interestingly ‘Inception’, ‘Looper’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is looking to star as well as help develop the project. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ was developed into a stage musical in 1982 in an off-Broadway production which eventually hit Broadway and began playing all over the world. Subsequently it was developed into a musical movie in 1986 by Frank Oz which featured an array of comedic talent including Rick Moranis (‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’), Ellen Greene, Steve Martin (‘The Jerk’), John Candy (‘Uncle Buck’) and Bill Murray (‘Ghostbusters’).
“Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik’s, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey’s sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey’s ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it?”
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