It kind of makes you wish Audrey II existed. Some well-meaning waiter could hide him near the bathrooms at whatever trendy restaurant childhood-slaughtering film executives are currently dining. That’s when they get devoured before pulling this shit! Warner Bros. is remaking Little Shop of Horrors, and ThatHashTagShow.com claims that they’re looking to cast Rebel Wilson and Josh Gad. Brace yourself for Gremlins 2019 with Ariana Grande and some breakout YouTube fool.
The film is still in development, and there’s no release date set, but Olaf and Fat Amy are reportedly very interested. Both of them can sing, which is good, because they’re keeping it a musical. Thank heavens for small favors!
The 1986 version of the stage musical starred Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene and was an iconic cable TV flick for many years. Whenever profound emotion requires expression, I always call upon my impression of feeling-the-pathos-fully Ellen belting out “Suddenly Seeeeeyyyyymmmmoouuurrrrr!!!!!” with that big honking voice of hers. Who knew SONGS could be overacted and chew scenery? When the self-checkout at CVS ALWAYS calls for an associate to help you, you have to express your frustration somehow.
What irks me about the unending reboot craze, is when they throw the previous version a bone by having the original cast show up in some way in the new one. When released, if the trailer does give us a brief shot (Yes, the trailer. I wouldn’t see this movie even if you offered me Tom Hardy on toast.) of Rick and Ellen as harmonizing homeless people, I’m going to file a lawsuit.
Maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll go with the original ending.
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