Greg Berlanti, co-creator of like 2/3 of the shows on the WB, is getting back in the movie game. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros has tapped Berlanti to direct its upcoming remake of Little Shop of Horrors, and like the 1986 version it will be a musical.
Berlanti (whose only directing credits are the films The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, Life as We Know It and the pilot for the TV series Political Animals) will work from a script by Matthew Robinson, who wrote the Ricky Gervais comedy The Invention of Lying and – sigh – the upcoming Monster Trucks.
It’s still unknown if the film will use the same songs or not.
One hopes, though, that Berlanti will continue to work with Flash‘s Grant Gustin, who is almost as perfect for Seymour as Rick Moranis was.
Fingers crossed for Ariana Grande as Audrey 1 and James Franco as the dentist. (Not kidding. Think about it.)