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‘Life as We Know It’ helmer Greg Berlanti to direct new retelling of cult classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ for Warner Bros.

By Daphne Planca / 2017.01.10

Greg Berlanti is attached to direct a new retelling of the cult classic "Little Shop of Horrors" for Warner Bros. He has not directed films since 2010's "Life as We Know It."

According to Variety, "Monster Trucks" writer Matthew Robinson is penning the remake of "Little Shop of Horrors." "Bridge of Spies" producer Marc Platt will produce along with "The Flash" producer Sarah Schechter on board as an executive producer.

"Little Shop of Horrors" first hit the big screen in 1960 directed by "Death Race" producer Roger Corman. It revolved around a clumsy young man Seymour Krelboyne ( "Nobody Smiling" actor Jonathan Haze) raising a plant and discovered that it is carnivorous and kills to keep it fed. It featured the three-time Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson in one of his first movie roles.

"Death at a Funeral" director Frank Oz also directed his own version of "Little Shop of Horrors" in 1986 reaching cult status and featured an all-star ensemble including "The Jungle Book" star Bill Murray and "Spaceballs" actor Rick Moranis. His version was based on the Corman-directed 1960 low-budget sci-fi campy tale of the same name, Deadline reported.

Berlanti recently produced Joe Wright's fantasy "Pan" for Warner Bros. He had been busy spearheading six TV series, namely, action sci-fi "Supergirl," Martin Gero's crime drama "Blindspot," CWs action dramas "The Flash," "Arrow" and "Legends of Tomorrow," and the upcoming "Riverdale." He is represented by WME

Robinson, on the other hand, wrote and co-directed with "The Office" writer Ricky Gervais in fantasy romantic comedy film "The Invention of Lying" and "In Search of Humans" for Fox, Chernin, and director Wes Ball. He is also scripting several animated film assignments. He is represented by ICM Partners and 3 Arts.

Berlanti-directed "Little Shop of Horrors" is expected to be a musical and a fresh version of the 1986 film. There are no reports on the production of the remake yet.

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