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Audrey II will return in Greg Berlanti's remake of Little Shop of Horrors

12.07.2016

Little Shop of Horrors

After completing work on A BUCKET OF BLOOD, director Roger Corman learned that the sets would be left standing for several day. Not one to let anything go to waste, Corman began developing the film which would later become LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and wound up shooting it in record time, with principal photography lasting just two days and one night. Not much was expected from the little film but audiences wound up loving it and its popularity only grew in the decades which followed.

That popularity led to the production of a horror comedy rock musical in 1982 as well as a film-adaptation of that musical in 1986. Deadline reports that Audrey II, the man-eating plant at the center of the story, will live again in a brand-new musical feature-film which will be directed by Greg Berlanti. Although he's probably best known for heading up The CW's "Arrow-verse" which consists of Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, Berlanti isn't a directing novice; he took the helm of 2010's LIFE AS WE KNOW IT as well as directing the pilot episode of Sigourney Weaver's Political Animals mini-series. The upcoming musical reboot will present a "fresh version" of the 1986 film which starred Rick Moranis as a clumsy young man who raises a plant, discovers it is carnivorous, and has to kill in order to keep it fed.

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6:45PM on 12/09/2016
If they want to try they can, but it will not top the Frank Oz version.
If they want to try they can, but it will not top the Frank Oz version.
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12:52PM on 12/08/2016
I love both the old Corman movie, and the Frank Oz one is one of my childhood favorites (and the fact that they had pretty much every '80s funnyman but Dan Aykroyd in it didn't hurt). Now, if this new remake keeps the darker ending of the stage musical it will be worth it.
I love both the old Corman movie, and the Frank Oz one is one of my childhood favorites (and the fact that they had pretty much every '80s funnyman but Dan Aykroyd in it didn't hurt). Now, if this new remake keeps the darker ending of the stage musical it will be worth it.
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6:43PM on 12/09/2016
The blu Ray has the darker ending on it
The blu Ray has the darker ending on it
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8:32AM on 12/08/2016
Hollywood remakes movies to play it safe... so why would a box office flop be remade? It had good reviews and has developed a cult following, but that won't make a remake a hit.
Hollywood remakes movies to play it safe... so why would a box office flop be remade? It had good reviews and has developed a cult following, but that won't make a remake a hit.
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8:06AM on 12/08/2016
Love the old Rick Moranis version of the musical - thoroughly entertaining.
Would be an uphill struggle for a remake to capture that much creative energy.
Love the old Rick Moranis version of the musical - thoroughly entertaining.
Would be an uphill struggle for a remake to capture that much creative energy.
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9:50PM on 12/07/2016

Hmmmm.

Not a fan of The Flash, Arrow, etc. but that style might actually work well for a Little Shop of Horrors.

Unless the trailer looks like complete dog shit, I think I might give this a shot.
Not a fan of The Flash, Arrow, etc. but that style might actually work well for a Little Shop of Horrors.

Unless the trailer looks like complete dog shit, I think I might give this a shot.
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8:13PM on 12/07/2016
Make an adaptation of the actual musical with Mushnik and Son, Now, and Meek Shall Inherit, have the dark ending and have the Dentist play everyone else and I'll gladly watch it.
Make an adaptation of the actual musical with Mushnik and Son, Now, and Meek Shall Inherit, have the dark ending and have the Dentist play everyone else and I'll gladly watch it.
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8:03PM on 12/07/2016
That is like attempting to remake Ghostbusters, or Rocky Horror Picture Show. It worked well for its time. You don't just make the same movie, and expect the same results.
Not stoked to see a CGI Audrey II, lacking a tactile, organic appearance... if they went with modern animatronics and design, that would be a good start. But they won't.
The remake will look way too glossy and clean, but also have "dark moments" [because that is a buzzword], yet completely lack a unique voice/texture.
That is like attempting to remake Ghostbusters, or Rocky Horror Picture Show. It worked well for its time. You don't just make the same movie, and expect the same results.
Not stoked to see a CGI Audrey II, lacking a tactile, organic appearance... if they went with modern animatronics and design, that would be a good start. But they won't.
The remake will look way too glossy and clean, but also have "dark moments" [because that is a buzzword], yet completely lack a unique voice/texture.
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8:35AM on 12/08/2016
While I don't like the idea of a remake either, I wouldn't compare it to GHOSTBUSTERS and ROCKY HORROR, because the 1986 movie was already a remake (technically).
While I don't like the idea of a remake either, I wouldn't compare it to GHOSTBUSTERS and ROCKY HORROR, because the 1986 movie was already a remake (technically).
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