Warner Bros. is moving ahead with a new big-screen incarnation of the musical “Little Shop of Horrors,” with Greg Berlanti set to direct and Matthew Robinson writing the script, TheWrap has confirmed.
Marc Platt is producing the remake of director Frank Oz’s 1986 movie — a musical version of the 1960 Roger Corman cult classic. Platt has produced big-screen musicals like “Into the Woods” and this year’s awards sensation “La La Land” — as well as the Broadway megahit “Wicked.”
“The Little Shop of Horrors” started as a feature comedy about a florist’s assistant who grows a plant with a particular taste for humans. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken turned it into a Broadway musical that Oz then adapted for the big screen.
Previously, “Glee” and “Big Love” writer and co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was in early talks to reimagine “Little Shop of Horrors” for Warner Bros. with Joseph Gordon-Levitt taking a look as well.
Berlanti is also the executive producer of four DC comic book adaptation series, “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Supergirl,” all on The CW, and he is also developing a feature adaptation of “Booster Gold.”
Robinson’s credits include “The Invention of Lying,“ and “In Search of Humans”.
Robinson is also writing several animated film assignments.
Robinson is repped by 3 Arts and ICM Partners, while Berlanti is repped by WME.