Greg Berlanti is one of the hottest names in television right now. The man has practically created his own version of the DC Universe for the small screen (with some help, of course, from Geoff Johns). Now he’s gearing up to take those skills and re-applying them to the big screen with his remake of Little Shop Of Horrors 1986 Frank Oz film which starred Rick Moranis. The last time Berlanti had anything to do with a movie, it ended up being the butt of all jokes in Deadpool. Here’s hoping that he’s learned a lot since then and will succeed with this remake of a remake of a remake.
For those of you who have no idea what Little Shop Of Horrors is about – it’s the movie about a giant singing plant. As the story goes, a flower shop owner (Moranis) stumbles upon a giant plant. This isn’t an ordinary plant though. In order to survive, the plant eats people, and to keep his plant full, the flower shop owner kills people to feed his plant. Throw in some musical numbers and, ladies and gentlemen, you have Little Shop Of Horrors.
The Frank Oz film from 1986 is actually based off of an Alan Menken musical from 1982 which was also based off of a film by Roger Corman in 1960. So, as you can see, nothing is original in Hollywood.
According to the report, Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying, Monster Trucks) will be writing the script for the new take, and it’s being described as “fresh,” whatever that means. But it’s time to face the facts, the concept has already been used several times. How many times are you going to wear that shirt from off the ground before you realize it’s time to wash it?
Berlanti has been on a roll as of late. The hope is that he won’t throw it all away with a failed remake of a kind-of-somewhat popular musical from then 80’s. The last thing fans of his television shows need is for a burnt out Berlanti.