Quaid here, returning from my long stint in the Big Apple. And what greets my eyes first thing after setting foor on native soil? News of yet another useless remake.
Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Declan O’ Brien , director of the little regarded new direct-to-video horror sequel Wrong Turn 3, has optioned the rights to Roger Corman’s original 1960 film, The Little Shop of Horrors.
Of course, this isn’t the first time this has been re-imagined. In 1986, Frank Oz made an amazing film adaptation of the Broadway musical based on Corman’s original film. It’s one of my two favorite musicals of all time, containing some of the most funny and darkly entertaining and imaginative elements you’ll see in a big-budget (ish) Hollywood film.
Expect this new one to be darker, though, says O’Brien. It will not be a musical. And I’m betting it will not be very good–more of a straightforward horror film with hot teenagers getting eaten by a plant.
Hope I didn’t spoil anything there. Here’s hoping this property never gets off the ground.