Few Broadway lovers haven’t heard of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the critical flop that’s somehow managed to be a commercial success (most likely due to the hype surrounding the numerous injuries and mishaps suffered by members of the cast). And even fewer Broadway lovers (and people in general), haven’t heard (or become addicted to, prior to its recent downward descent) of the musical TV sensation Glee. Now, one of the creative minds behind both projects is setting out to tackle another classic: Little Shop of Horrors.
Playbill.com confirmed that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the co-book writer of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and “Glee” co-producer, is reportedly in talks to write a remake of the musical classic “Little Shop of Horrors”. The remake would be for the cinema. The original “Little Shop of Horrors” film was made in 1960, directed by Roger Corman, and another film remake was made in 1986, directed by Frank Oz. The story was taken to the stage in 1982, in an off-Broadway production scored by Alan Menken (think the Little Mermaid)
Flash forward 52 years (or 26 since the latest remake), the technical advancements made can make this unique story line (a plant that eats people? Think of the CGI potential!) into the next “Avatar”. Combined with a solid script, this remake has definite potential to be the next movie musical success.