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Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants to Remake 'Little Shop of Horrors'

So, Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants to make a new version of Little Shop of Horrors with him as Seymour. Normally, I'd complain that this is a classic that doesn't require remaking and that Hollywood is terrified of new ideas, blah blah blah, but the "original" Little Shop of Horrors starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin was itself a remake of a 1960 Roger Corman film, so really, who am I to pass judgement? Maybe Hollywood can cement a nice 25-year cycle in which all profitable ideas are remade on schedule with appropriately buzz-worthy and sexy young actors/actresses replacing the original stars. And Joey G-L sure loves to sing and dance and wear vests, so he would probably do a pretty good job with this. I mean, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who wrote the epic disaster that is Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, is on board to write the thing, so I'm not entirely optimistic, but at some point you've just gotta accept that this is how movie development works now. Might as well enjoy it. Feed me, Seymour!

  • connor m.

    A little unfair to lay the blame of Spiderman TOTD on Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, not much was changed between Taymors version and his, besides making the story more coherent, which led to it just being boring. The Bono songs were what killed it. I'd be optimistic about what they'd do with this.