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The Wizard of Oz 2.0? March 11, 2010

Posted by bitchwantstea in Film / TV.
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IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?

Warner Bros is thought to be considering a remake of The Wizard of Oz.  There are currently two versions doing the rounds.

The first is called Oz, with the script being written by Darren Lemke who helped write Shrek Forever After (we weren’t aware of it either…)

If that’s not setting off alarm bells, then the second is is being written by Josh Olson who wrote David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence. If you haven’t seen the film, you can get the gist of it below.

Now, we’re not suggesting that Dorothy is going to start whooping arse with a shotgun.  We’re sure Josh Olson is a capable, flexible writer.  But do we really NEED a remake of such a classic, well-loved film?

Maybe we’re being too pessimistic.  After all, there are loads of remakes that have improved upon and justified themselves over the originals.  Right?

Right…?

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1. Charlotte - March 12, 2010

As much as I love that film I think a remake wouldnt be a bad thing the original book is an awful alot darker that film, it glosses over so much of the books menance and social commentary


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