Warner Re-Making 'Wizard of Oz' -- As In, Literally Re-Shooting the Same Script

November 17, 2010

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With studios working on their own varied takes on the story of The Wizard of Oz, Warner Bros. has come up with a real bang-up way to make sure they can get in on this trend quick: just fucking remake the thing. As in, take MGM's original script--which Warner now owns, having acquired it from Ted Turner--and shoot that again with a new director and cast, because that's way faster and easier than paying people to write things. Oh, and speaking of new director part, the studio is already in talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct. His eager willingness to remake Yellow Submarine, combined with the talent he showed for bringing nearly nothing new to classic material with A Christmas Carol, had paid off! Shockingly, word thus far is that the remake will be "live-action," not the motion-capture nightmarevision Zemeckis has become famous for in recent years--which probably just means a live-action Dorothy that enters into the crazy all-CGI world of Oz, with a 2-D to 3-D transition that will try so hard to mimic the impact of the original's black & white-to-color moment. Except this moment will be terrible.

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