Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Well, there was Return to Oz in the 80s with my favorite witch, Fairuza Balk, but this is totally different.
This story will involve the granddaughter of Dorothy, may be played by Dakota Fanning.
Dakota Fanning could be poised to don the ruby slippers for a sequel to The Wizard of Oz. But be warned, the studio is claiming this new version will be "darker and more action-packed" than the original 1939 musical.
The Wizard of Oz starred Judy Garland as Dorothy, a Kansas farm-girl who finds herself whisked to a technicolor world of munchkins and witches. By contrast, the Warner Bros remake will play out in the present day and chart the adventures of Dorothy's feistier granddaughter.
"You've still got Dorothy trapped in an odd place," explains co-producer Todd McFarlane. "But she's much closer to the Ripley character from Alien, than a helpless singing girl."
Interesting to say the least. I'll keep y'all posted.