Director Robert Zemeckis has started talks to direct one the biggest classic of them all: 1939’s Wizard Of Oz.
Warner Bros. owns the rights to The Wizard of Oz and is planning to use the original’s script for a brand new live-action version.
In original starred Judy Garland and featured an Oscar-winning soundtrack including such hits as ‘Over The Rainbow’ and ‘We’re Off to See the Wizard’.
There’s more Oz news on top of that! Disney is also making a new version of the Oz story, called The Great And Powerful Oz, with popular director Sam Raimi calling the shots. Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. is attached to star in the film.
No word on who will play witches, midgets or the Tin Man. But we’d like to see Community star Alison Brie slap on the ruby red slippers.