“These are profoundly iconic shoes to fill,” chief Nicole Kassell said
Over 80 years after the first film debuted, Hollywood is arranging a revamp of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Nicole Kassell, who’ll direct the New Line Cinema movie, showed up very much aware that she’ll be managing an exemplary story that is adored by millions.
“While the 1939 musical is part of my DNA, I am exhilarated and humbled by the responsibility of reimagining such a legendary tale,” Kassell said. “The opportunity to examine the original themes the quest for courage, love, wisdom and home feels more timely and urgent than ever.”
“These are profoundly iconic shoes to fill,” she added, “and I am eager to dance alongside these heroes of my childhood as we pave a newly minted yellowbrick road!”
In any case, Kassell’s rendition won’t be a melodic. New Line is considering it a “fresh take” and a “reimagining” of the story.
“The Wizard of Oz” depended on the L. Blunt Baum youngsters’ story, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” and the exemplary 1939 film featured Judy Garland as Dorothy, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch, and others.
Endeavors to revamp or rethink the story have incorporated the 1970s Broadway show “The Wiz,” which later turned into a film featuring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
Later came the effective “Wicked” show on Broadway.
In 2013, James Franco featured in a prequel called “Oz the Great and Powerful.”
Different endeavors have been undeniably less effective.
The lemon have included “The Wonderful Land of Oz,” during the 1970s and “Return to Oz,” in 1985.
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