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Roger Corman and Joe Dante bringing us Little Shop of Halloween Horrors movie

June 17th, 2024 by Marc Comments

“Suddenly Seymour is standing beside me!”

It looks like the Little Shop of Horrors reboot has got some serious talent behind it now as legendary filmmakers Joe Dante and Roger Corman are teaming up to bring us Little Shop of Halloween Horrors!

The movie is set to be directed by Dante, director of Gremlins 2: The New Batch and The Howling and written by Gremlins 2: The New Batch writer Charles S Haas with Corman, who directed the original 1960 Little Shop of Horrors movie, on producing duties.

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While most will likely be more familiar with the 1980s musical version directed by Frank Oz and starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin, this time around the new movie – which may or may not be a musical – is hoped to kick start a franchise, although how that will work is not clear right now, although in the Oz version a deleted ending had the killer plants taking over the world, so perhaps it will follow that storyline? A post-apocalyptic take on Little Shop would certainly have my attention and interest.

Corman’s original movie in 1960 was made in two days and one night as he was allowed to use the sets of his previous movie, A Bucket of Blood, but it wasn’t until it became a musical in 1982 and then was adapted by Oz that the story of killer alien plant Audrey 2 became really well known.

Oz’s version is one of my all-time favorite musicals, so I’m certainly interested in this movie and Dante and Corman’s involvement seems like a good fit for the source material but I’m still skeptical… but I would love to be proved wrong.

Thoughts? I want to hear them, gang…

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….