Greg Berlanti to Direct Warner Bros. “The Little Shop of Horror”

By Jyotirupa Sarma , Updated Dec 08, 2016 09:23 AM EST

Warner Bros. has confirmed that they are planning a remake of "The Little Shop of Horror". Their recent update stated that Greg Berlanti will direct the film.

Greg Berlanti has produced many superheroes-based TV series'. He is well known as a producer of DC TV shows like "Arrow", "Supergirl," "The Flash" and "Legends of Tomorrow." He directed the film "Life As We Know" It in 2010. Berlanti started his TV career as a writer and executive producer on Dawson's Creek. Then he created two of Warner Bros. most critically acclaimed dramas "Jack & Bobby" and "Everwood".

Through his, DC shows Greg Berlanti has already proven his skills in amalgamating comedic, dramatic, and thrilling narrative beats, as per Comic Book. Matthew Robinson is writing the script of "The Little Shop of Horror" and Marc Platt is the producer. Patt is presently on the award circuit for his much-talked movie musical "La La Land". Niija Kuykendall will oversee the project for Warner Bros.

When for the first time "The Little Shop of Horror" released in 1960, it was a low-budget movie starring Jack Nicholson. The movie was produced by schlock producer Corman, reported The Hollywood Reporter. The play "The Little Shop of Horror" hit the Broadway in 1982. Alan Menken created the songs for the play. Menken later became famous for his music in Disney's The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.

The musical then was adapted to the second film in 1986.  The movie was directed by Frank Oz and Rick Moranis and Steve Martin acted in it. Howard Ashman scripted it. In the original movie, there was a famous scene with Jack Nicholson as a pain-seeking dental patient. In the musical Bill Murray portrayed Nicholson's role.

"The Little Shop of Horror" is the story of a nerdy florist who finds an unusual plant. The plant due to an eclipse turns into a flesh-eating monster.

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