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The new, fresh iteration will keep in the same spirit as the Frank Oz-directed interpretation from 1986 that starred Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Before that, there was a campy, low-budget 1960 version directed by Roger Corman that was made into an Off-Broadway musical by Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman. The story follows a clumsy young man who raises a plant, discovers it is carnivorous, and kills to keep it fed.
Marc Platt will serve as producer while Sarah Schechter has signed on as executive producer.The project has been in development for some time. Joseph Gordon-Levitt previously showed interest and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who has worked with Berlanti on Supergirl and the upcoming drama Riverdale was once attached to adapt.
Berlanti continues to head a massive slate of successful series including Blindspot, The Flash, Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow, as well as the aforementioned Supergirl and Riverdale.
He is repped by WME.
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