Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The LA Times reports that Warner Brothers is looking to find a franchise to replace the soon-to-end Harry Potter series and they may take a page of cinetomatographic history to do it. After seeing the huge opening of the remake of Alice (the $210 opening weekend take), the studio is seriously considering taking the classic Wizard of Oz and remaking into a major release (in 3D, of course).
With a bit of luck, a remake will also include a good dose of Steampunk along with it. Until more information is released, there is always hope for yet one more modernized classic!
For further information regarding a new Wizard of Oz movie, please turn to the LA times piece, at : http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2010/03/wizard-of-oz-remake-new-dorothy.html
… and a bit more from Colider.com, at :http://www.collider.com/2010/03/09/is-warner-bros-really-off-to-see-a-new-wizard-of-oz-not-so-fast/
… finally, a quick link to the Wiki on the Wizard of Oz – just to remind yourself about all those crazy movie details! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wizard_of_Oz_(1939_film)