Remember Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion while growing up?
If you answered yes, you’re in for a whimsical treat!
‘Wizard of Oz’ eight decades later
The classic hit 1939 film starring Judy Garland has been confirmed for a new remake.
According to Variety
, the film, adapted from the book written by L. Frank Baum will be directed by Nicole Kassell for New Line Cinema.
The studio promises a “fresher take” on Dorothy and the Land of Oz, adding that it can “draw on other elements” from Garland’s “Wizard of Oz” — like the prized ruby red slippers.
With the advancements in technology, including CGI (computer-generated imagery), fans can also expect a more realistic and less creepy version of characters such as the Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow.
I am exhilarated and humbled by the responsibility of re-imagining such a legendary tale. The opportunity to examine the original themes — the quest for courage, love, wisdom and home — feels more timely and urgent than ever.”
“These are profoundly iconic shoes to fill, and I am eager to dance alongside these heroes of my childhood as we pave a newly minted yellow brick road!” Kassel said in a statement.
The remake will not be a musical like its predecessor.
No word yet on who will star in the film or when will it be released, but we’re definitely looking forward to a new millennium version of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.