‘Wizard of Oz’ CG Remake Coming in 2010
Sometimes you gotta sit back and look at some of the golden geese of films, films that you never think will be remade. Ã‚ I can’t imagine anyone thinking they are going to remake ‘The Godfather’. Ã‚ ‘Jaws’ seems like a pretty safe property. Ã‚ I thought the same about ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Ã‚ That is, until today.
John Boorman, the director behind such lighthearted classics as ‘Deliverance’, ‘Exorcist II’, and ‘The Tailor of Panama’ is set to direct a CG-animated update called ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’. Ã‚ Needless to say, this will be Boorman’s first animated film.
The screenplay was written by Boorman along with Ron Mita and Jim McClain of ‘Robots’ fame. Ã‚ Right, ’cause ‘Robots’ was the end-all be-all of great animation.
The film is scheduled for a summer 2010 release.