Wizard of Oz – The Sequel?

14 09 2009
The original Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland is a timeless classic.

The original Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland is a timeless classic.

A sequel to the much loved, classic musical, The Wizard of Oz is in the making with actress, Dakota Fanning being tipped to play the lead role, as Dorothy’s granddaughter.

Reports say that producers, Basil Iwanyk and Todd McFarlane, are working with Warner Bros in order to make the sequel, which is apparently going to be a modern- day follow up to the original film that will follow the adventures of Dorothy’s feisty granddaughter.  This movie is going to be “darker and more action-packed” than the original film according to Warner Bros. executive.

Based on the 1900 children’s book by Frank L Baum, the original ‘Wizard of Oz’ was released in 1939 and immensely successful, and one of the best loved films of all time enjoyed by many generations.  The 1985 sequel of the film, called ‘Return to Oz’, directed my Walter Munch, fizzled at the Australian Box office, Warner Bros. are hoping that their new, modern sequel with be a lot more successful.

How this new sequel will do, only time will tell.

 

The original Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland is a timeless classic.

By Becky

 

References:

http://www.yourmovies.com.au/news/?i=171449&action=news

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/aug/25/wizard-of-oz-dakota-fanning

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