Comics writer, playwright and television producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is in early talks to pen a new take on Little Shop of Horrors for Warner Bros., Variety reports. Heat Vision adds that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is looking to develop the project with an eye toward starring.
This will mark the comedy's third appearance on the big screen: Robert Corman directed the original 1960 version, which inspired an Off-Broadway musical, which in turn was adapted in 1986 by Frank Oz (famously starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin, with Levi Stubbs as the voice of Audrey II). The film centers on a nerdy florist shop employee who raises a vicious (and raunchy) plant that feeds on human blood.
Aguirre-Sacasa, best known for his work on the HBO drama Big Love and comics like Marvel Knights 4 and The Sensational Spider-Man, is a co-producer for Fox's Glee. He rewrote the book for the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and recently penned a new adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie for MGM.