According to Variety, GLEE and SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is in talks to write a new version of 'Little Shop of Horrors' for Warner Bros. The 1982 musical (and 1986 film) spawned from the 1960 film of the same name. WICKED producer Marc Platt is on board to produce.
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UPDATE: Now the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Joseph Gordon-Levitt might lead the film as 'Seymour.'
Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the new book to the Charles Strouse/Lee Adams musical It’s A Plane, It’s SUPERMAN! at the Dallas Theatre Center. Additional writing credits include HBO's Big Love and Glee.
Platt has served as president of production for three movie studios: Orion, Tristar, and Universal. Platt has since formed his own production company, Marc Platt Productions, within the Universal realm and continues to pursue creative projects. His company is responsible for the Legally Blonde films and the TV mini-series Empire Falls. Platt is a producer of the Broadway hit musical Wicked and the 2008 Broadway revival of the musical Pal Joey with the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman.
The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour".
In addition to the original long-running 1982 off-Broadway production and subsequent Broadway production, the musical has been performed all over the world. Because of its small cast and relatively simple orchestrations, it has become popular with community theatre, school and other amateur groups.