Warner Bros. is developing a new Little Shop Of Horrors movie. The film studio has embarked on a reboot of the 1986 cult musical comedy title with Green Lantern director Greg Berlanti at the helm, according to Deadline.
Marc Platt is producing and The Invention Of Lying‘s Matthew Robinson is writing the script for the revamp that will retell the iconic story of the nerdy florist’s assistant Seymour, who accidentally cultivates a plant that has a deadly taste for human flesh and blood.
Seymour has to keep the fanged monster flora – which he names Audrey II after the woman he has a crush on – fed so that it doesn’t turn its attentions to him.
Though the musical version of the story – as brought to the stage by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman – is the most well known, Little Shop was actually written by Charles. B Griffith and made into a movie in 1960, directed by Roger Corman, and featured a cameo from Jack Nicholson as a pain-seeking dental patient.
However, it became a cult classic when it was developed by Frank Oz in 1986 and starred Rick Moranis, Steve Martin and John Candy. A cast for the new film has yet to be found.
Berlanti last directed the 2010 comedy Life As We Know It and recently helmed TV series Supergirl and The Flash.