This Fall, the 1986 Little Shop of Horrors get the Blu-ray Book Pack treatment, with a Director’s Cut edition which will include a 20-minute restored alternate ending and 40-page booklet.
Little Shop of Horrors began life as a horror-comedy that was shot in three days by director and B-movie legend Roger Corman and released in 1960. More than two decades it was brought back to life as an off-Broadway stage musical that ran for over 2,200 performances and at the time was the highest-grossing off-Broadway production ever produced. In 1986, movie producer and music mogul David Geffen took Little Shop of Horrors back to the big screen in a $25 million musical extravaganza directed by legendary Muppet performer and filmmaker Frank Oz and starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene (who also starred in the off-Broadway show), Steve Martin, Vincent Gardenia, James Belushi, John Candy, and Bill Murray in an inspired cameo based on Jack Nicholson‘s performance in the 1960 original. It went on to become one of the year’s big hits in theaters and on home video, and at the following year’s Academy Awards the movie earned two nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song. Unfortunately the film lost in both categories to Aliens and Top Gun, respectively.
Are you excited by the thought of a brand new take on Little Shop of Horrors to hit the big screen? Well, one way or the other, it looks like it’s happening.
It’s being reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt, star of Inception and the upcoming super-sequel The Dark Knight Rises, is developing a new remake of Roger Corman’s 1960 comedy, The Little Shop of Horrors (which starred a one Mr. Jack Nicholson) for Warner Brothers.
It’s also likely that if the project comes to fruition, Gordon-Levitt would star in the role of Seymour.