Roger Corman's Little Shop of Horrors Being Remade Again
Now this is a remake I want to see! Although many still call both Little Shop of Horrors films some of the greatest horror-comedy classics ever, I'd still love to see it remade again, and I'm not sure why. Horror sites ShockTillYouDrop and Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Wrong Turn 3 director Declan O'Brien will helm a remake of Roger Corman's classic. "After I did this movie for Roger called Cyclops he was so happy he said, 'This is the best movie that's come through my doors in 20 years, so here's my catalogue, pick something else.'" While he won't say much, O'Brien did reveal one thing: "It wont be a musical."
While all of films O'Brien has directed have either been straight-to-TV or straight-to-DVD, he says they'll be setting up this Little Shop of Horrors remake as a studio feature with Andrew Tennenbaum (The Bourne Trilogy) producing. The original Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman, was released in 1960; later on in 1986 after a successful Broadway run, Frank Oz directed a musical remake of it for the big screen starring Rick Moranis. The story in Little Shop of Horrors is about a florist who finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant named Audrey who constantly demands to be fed.
So what can we expect from O'Brien's remake? "It'll be dark," he says, "I have a take on it you're not going to expect. I'm taking it in a different direction, let's put it that way." Now wouldn't it be cool to see a much darker Little Shop of Horrors? I'm thinking something like The Ruins, with a bit more thrill than comedy. It's for this exact reason that I want to see a remake. I think the concept is one of the best ideas ever conceived and I'd love to see it return to the big screen all over again. And of course, the original two will still be respected and probably gain an ever bigger following in the process, so bring it on. Excited?