Suddenly Seymour: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Eyes "Little Shop Of Horrors" Reboot
500 Days of Seymour? The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that former 3rd Rock From The Sun actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is developing a remake of Little Shop of Horrors with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa working on the script. This could be one mean, green mama of a movie, but still our gut says 'don't feed this plant!'
Details are still very slim: It isn't clear if it is a remake of the 1960 Roger Corman flick where Jack Nicholson made his movie debut or of the glorious 1986 Frank Oz/Rick Moranis version of the off-Broadway musical. The choice of writer doesn't really give a clue: Aguirre-Sacasa has chops both musical (he's a producer on Glee, helped rewrite the Spider-Man musical) and not (he used to write for Big Love and penned the upcoming Carrie remake). The only thing that is clear is that Gordon-Levitt appears to be eyeing the role of dweeby Seymour who gains fame and fortune from a plant with a taste for human flesh—which seems a bit of a stretch for the increasingly pretty Dark Knight Rises actor. Though he has pulled some impressive physical changes off before.
What really has us worried, though, is the fact that the part of the plant in this day and age would likely be played by something CGI instead of another Jim Henson puppet, and that's a real shame. Still, maybe this remake can at least go back to the original, incredibly depressing ending?