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Little Shop of Horrors musical movie remake

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No one. I don't care if they did change the ending the first time around. I don't see the point of a remake.

They should be working on a film version of IN THE HEIGHTS, not re-hashing shows that have already been filmed.
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According to that article Joseph Gordon-Levitt might play Seymour, and I really love that idea.

That said, I agree that this film is totally unnecessary, the other film (while different from the stage show) is wonderful.
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Updated On: 5/3/12 at 05:39 PM
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I second jacob's opinion- the other movie is great.
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"Glee" co-producer and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark co-book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is in negotiations to write a new version of "Little Shop of Horrors"

Why do they need to write a new version? Use the off-Broadway script.

With a good director, Meagan Hilty as Audrey?

Or Taylor Swift if Joni Mitchell doesn't pan out.
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Because hiring the book writer for the Spider-Man musical seems like the best idea?
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there are two other Shop of Horrors films, not one.
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I'm of the same opinion as everyone else: why?

Granted the movie wasn't great, but that had less to do with the book than the direction.

What changes are they considering I wonder?

A less "jive" Audrey Two?
A more feminist Audrey?

The whole thing is just odd.


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Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be a great Seymour.

But there's no reason for a remake. What, with CGI Audrey II? A modern setting? Who knows. But it's unnecessary.
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Why do they need to write a new version? Use the off-Broadway script.

Even if they use the off-broadway script, someone still needs to write a screenplay. You can't shoot a movie from a play script.
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So this is a vanity project instigated by Gordon-Levitt? I didn't realize he such drawing power, though I agree he'd suit the role well. Sacasa is also penning the Carrie remake (which worries me a bit as he wrote the mess of a Glee episode about teen bullying).

While the film may not be perfect, I think it's largely as good as a Hollywood version of the movie could be (I personally like Oz's direction). I was going to say it seems ridiculously soon for a remake and that the old film isn't so dated that the Hollywood mythical "young audiences" wouldn't find it dated, which is the excuse for many remakes, but then again plenty of 80s movies have been remade and I guess they think they could cast it with a lot of stars. But still...

*shakes head*
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WHY?!!?!?! In what way do they think they'll improve upon the original?
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Maybe the ending?
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Maybe the ending?
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The ending. The entire adoption subplot that was nixed from the film. Certain songs like "The Meek Shall Inherit" and "Ya Never Know".
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And "Closed For Renovation" and "Call Back in the Morning" ! Although I seriously doubt all the songs would still make it in this version.

I love the original (but wish they'd rerelease it with the original ending), but don't mind the idea of remake. Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn't really scream Seymour to me, but I'll still be interested to see it.
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Frank Oz said the full original ending in a better print than that one that was briefly released would be included on the deluxe BluRay coming out this Halloween.

I seriously doubt the new movie would contain many more of the theatre songs.
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Yes, "Little Shop of Horrors: The Intended Cut" s tentatively being released this Halloween. Though with the development of this, I could see that being postponed.
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Boo I hope not--it still doesn't sound close enough to being fully greenlit to me for studios to worry about that (in oither words I don't want to wait till Spring 2015 or whatever if they plan to release the DVD at the same time this remake may eventually come to DVD).
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Lots of differing stories about this flying around the internet. I read it's a remake of the original Roger Corman film, not the musical adaptation.

“Glee” and “Big Love” writer and co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is in early talks to reimagine “Little Shop of Horrors” for Warner Bros. with Joseph Gordon-Levitt taking a look as well. Marc Platt is producing the remake of the Roger Corman cult classic. Platt produced the critically acclaimed “Drive” and one of Broadway’s biggest successes, “Wicked.” -- The Wrap






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Except the Playbill article says explicitly it's not:

"Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed to Playbill.com that the project is a remake of the movie musical."

Considering Aguirre-Sacasa is the screenwriter... he would know.
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Has anyone seen the production in Chicago that proclaims to strip all the camp from it and has Audrey II played by a woman who is not made up to be a plant? It sounds dreadful.
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Awful idea. But Cheno seems a natural for the role.
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How do you strip all the camp from a musical about a singing, man-eating plant featuring a doo-wop Greek chorus?

...and how can you have Audrey II played by a normal-looking woman and not appear extremely sexist?
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Apparently - I just dug up a review - one of the urchins is a man in drag, so I don't see how that detracts from the camp. I wish I could find the original email I got advertising it. It seemed so pretentious - like Little Shop was some misunderstood show that was finally being seen the way it was meant to be seen.

Of course, the 2003 Broadway production seemed to me to be about two mentally challenged people working and finding love in a flower shop, so clearly the show isn't director-proof.


Updated On: 5/3/12 at 08:30 PM
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Wasn't there also a production somewhere in California a year or two ago that was supposed to be more "gritty and real"? The Ashman estate objected to it.

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