Screen star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is developing a remake of the film Little Shop of Horrors, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark playwright and Glee co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has reportedly been enlisted to pen the script.
Little Shop of Horrors centers on Seymour, a nerdy man who discovers an unusual plant. Seymour names the plant Audrey II, after the woman he loves, and proceeds to raise it. For a while the incredible plant gives Seymour power and fame, but its appetite for human blood soon grow out of control and threaten Seymour's very existence. Gordon-Levitt is reportedly eyeing the role of Seymour, though no deal has been made for him to appear in the film.
The original 1960 Little Shop of Horrors film, directed by Roger Corman, was turned into an off-Broadway musical in 1982, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman. A subsequent film adaptation of the musical starred Rick Moranis as Seymour, Ellen Greene as Audrey and Steve Martin as Audrey’s boyfriend, the sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello. A 2003 Broadway revival starred Hunter Foster, Kerry Butler and Douglas Sills.
Gordon-Levitt’s screen credits include films The Dark Knight Rises, 50/50, (500) Days of Summer, Inception, Brick, Hesher, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Juror and hit sitcom 3rd Rock From the Sun.