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CG-Animated "Wizard of Oz" Coming

Posted: November 6th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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John Boorman is attached to direct the $25 million, CG-animated pic "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." The adaptation of L Frank Baum's original novel will be Boorman's first toon pic. "OZ" is currently in pre-production and is written by Boorman, Ron Mita and Jim McClain (Robots). It's scheduled to hit theaters during summer of 2010.

The English-language adaptation maintains the tale's main characters and settings. Unlike the MGM classic, however, it's not a musical.

The story revolves around Dorothy and her dog Toto who are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. There she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.

"Oz" comes as the $35 million Gallic 3-D French toon "A Monster in Paris" has suspended production, reportedly out of financing concerns.

Source: Variety


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LonnyManCan writes:
on November 6th, 2008 at 12:55:52 PM

very interesting since it has a big budget.
the_tortel writes:
on November 6th, 2008 at 8:05:36 PM

cool, hope it's more book accurate, I always appreciated the art more in the book than the visual aspects in the movie
OheRRo29 writes:
on November 7th, 2008 at 9:17:00 AM

if they do a remake tim burton needs to do it after alice in wonderland cuz he can make those movies really good

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