Glee Writer In Talks For Little Shop Horrors Remake
UPDATE: THR has usually announced that this Little Shop of Horrors is dictated as a car for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. While screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s Glee connectors give me pause, JG-L’s ability to do this gives me hope.
Glee, for improved or worse, is a informative materialisation that’s scoring copiousness of work for a stars as good as those behind a scenes. In a box of writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, this has led to a event to redo a once flailing Broadway uncover Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark, and penning a book for MGM’s arriving Carrie remake. His subsequent large pursuit offer final he implement his viewed abilities to revamp a cocktail Broadway prolongation and reanimate a fear classical into nonetheless another remake. Variety reports that Aguirre-Sacasa has entered into negotiations with Warner Bros. to book “a new version” of Little Shop of Horrors, that has strike a shade twice before.
Generally, remakes are deliberate to be among a lowest, many unexcited of film efforts as they are mostly lazily rehashed thought with some new stars slapped on in a blatant money grab. However, infrequently remakes are a uncanny a smashing reinterpretation of a story that didn’t get a correct due a initial time around. To me, Frank Oz’s 1986 low-pitched Little Shop of Horrors is a ideal instance of this.
The strange Little Shop was done in 1960 by schlock auteur Roger Corman, who is pronounced to have done a film as partial of a gamble to see if he could fire a film on a set of his recently wrapped Bucket of Blood before it was ripped down. Whether it’s loyal or not, a strange Little Shop was shot in dual days with a insignificant bill of $30,000. The story follows a awkward horticulturalist named Seymour who creates multiply of Venus flytrap that will eventually be his bloody downfall. Aside from a weird guest coming from a immature Jack Nicholson (it’s one of his beginning roles), it’s flattering unwatchable, and nonetheless twenty peculiar years after composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman spun this horrible account into an unusual low-pitched prolongation that went from Off-Broadway to a West End before scoring a film adaptation.
Admittedly, we adore a Little Shop of Horrors low-pitched on theatre and screen, from a goofy-yet-engaging story to a implausible puppetry and deeply wandering low-pitched numbers. So I’m immediately leery of this “new version.” It’s misleading during this theatre what Warner Bros. has in mind for this remake. On a surface, a plan drumming Aguirre-Sacasa suggests a studio wants a low-pitched to get a Glee diagnosis (excuse me while we tremble during a memory of their Rocky Horror Picture Show), though Aguirre-Sacasa’s usually in-production screenplay is for a deeply unfortunate fear movie. Could that meant they’ll demeanour to go grittier….or glitterier? At this point, it’s tough to contend with any certainty, so until we hear something that can boot my “Get off my lawn, we kids!” attitude, I’ll be personification a soundtrack on a loop. Excuse me…”It’s Suppertime.”