Wizard of Oz Remake

Wizard of Oz Remake

Deadline have reported that Warner Bros is looking to remake the classic film ‘The Wizard of Oz’, using the original script which was written in 1939. Further to note is that Robert Zemeckis is in talks to direct.

The last few films he directed included ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘Beowulf’ and  ‘The Polar Express’ none of which were live action, the most recent live action film he’s directed was ‘Cast Away’ in 2000.

In the current era of reboots and remakes it’s not surprising that studios would be looking back any number of years for opportunities, however with such a well regarded classic as ‘The Wizard of Oz’, any remake is bound to experience its share of controversy.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.

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