'Wizard of Oz' remake planned (Video)
Warner Bros. is planning on bringing to iconic film The Wizard of Oz to the big screen again. Deadline reported on Sunday, Nov. 25 that the studio is currently in search of a director for the remake. The film is based on the original 1939 script which follows a young girl named Dorothy from Kansas who ends up in a magical land after her home is consumed by a tornado.
Director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) was believed to be the director the studio was hoping would helm the project, but according to The Wrap, Zemeckis is not interested in being involved with the remake. He is busy prepping for the remake of the popular Beatles film Yellow Submarine.
This announcement comes just a few months before Disney is set to release the prequel film Oz The Great and Powerful, which explains how the Wizard ended up in Oz before Dorothy Gale arrived. Directed by Sam Raimi(Spider-Man), the film will release in 3D and will arrive in theaters on March 8, 2013.