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"Little Shop of Horrors" Reboot in Development

Mon 18 Mar 2024 | 11:52 PM
Yara Sameh

A reboot of Iconic filmmaker Roger Corman's famed 1960 horror comedy, "Little Shop of Horrors" is in development.

Iconic filmmakers Joe Dante and Roger Corman are teaming up with Emmy-nominated veteran producer Brad Krevoy, CEO of MPCA on the upcoming project titled: "Little Shop of Halloween Horrors".

"Little Shop of Halloween Horrors" will be directed by Dante (Gremlins, The Howling), from a script by Charles S. Haas (Gremlins 2: The New Batch), with Corman and Krevoy co-producing. 

Also joining the project is independent producer Charles Cohen, who previously worked at T-Street, where he oversaw and executive produced the Republic Pictures release, Snack Shack, in addition to developing other projects for the company.

Originating as a low-budget genre flick directed by Corman and co-starring a young Jack Nicholson, the first Little Shop of Horrors quickly cemented itself as a cult classic following its release in 1960. 

Shot on a shoestring budget, the pic tells the story of a florist who discovered a strange plant with a craving for human flesh. As the plant grows, Seymour must feed it victims to keep it satisfied, leading to a series of darkly comedic and increasingly twisted events.

It was propelled to mainstream popularity by a 1982 off-Broadway musical adaptation, with music by Alan Menken and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, which itself inspired Frank Oz’s 1986 musical horror comedy of the same name. 

Starring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Jim Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, and Bill Murray, among others, that movie from Warner Bros was nominated for two Oscars, in the categories of Best Original Song and Visual Effects. The stage musical made its Broadway debut with a revival in 2003.