One of the horror masters, Joe Dante is making a return to the directors chair for Little Shop Of Halloween Horrors. Joe Dante is directing with Roger Corman producing what’s said to be a “reboot of Corman’s famed 1960 horror comedy, Little Shop Of Horrors.”

Deadline was first with the news and they’re also reporting that Charles S. Haas wrote the film. Haas is known for writing Gremlins 2: The New Batch as well.

The reimagining is intended to jumpstart a new franchise (aren’t they all). The original film was a low-budget genre movie directed by Corman and featured a young Jack Nicholson. It tells the story of a florist who discovered a strange plant with a craving for human flesh. As the plant grows, Seymour must feed it victims to keep it satisfied, leading to a series of darkly comedic and increasingly twisted events.

The off-Broadway musical adaptation inspired the 1986 musical horror comedy that starred Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Jim Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, and Bill Murray, which was nominated for two Oscars.

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