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Old November 18 2010, 04:37 AM   #1
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Warners Plans Wizard of Oz Remake

Warner Bros. has plans to move forward with a remake of the classic The Wizard of Oz, reports Deadline.

Planning to shoot from the script to the 1939 version (which, though it is by far the best known, wasn't the first filmic iteration of the L. Frank Baum story), WB is said to be in talks with Robert Zemeckis to helm the property.

Zemeckis, meanwhile, is currently working on a performance-capture remake of The Beatles animated film, Yellow Submarine, and was announced to make a return to live action with a time travel story, Timeless (though that has been called into some question with the news that Phillip Noyce is now attached to potentially the same project.)
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=71708

I have a bad feeling about this.
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Old November 18 2010, 04:44 AM   #2
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Why would you... why with the... and... but... the ...why?

Who are their target audience?
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Old November 18 2010, 04:47 AM   #3
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Why can't they just make their own movie from the books? It's not like there's a lack of material to choose from.
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Old November 18 2010, 04:47 AM   #4
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^^People who never have been and never will be exposed to the original, apparently.

I'm sure people like that must exist, somewhere. Perhaps in an alternate reality.
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Old November 18 2010, 04:54 AM   #5
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Who are their target audience?
Probably the same audience as Burton's Alice in Wonderland which ended up making a billion.

Teens/Tweens.
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Old November 18 2010, 05:32 AM   #6
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Whatever happened to making 'Wicked' into a movie? Wouldn't that be so much better and not stomp all over the old film the way this surely will?
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Old November 18 2010, 03:17 PM   #7
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Someone already did this. It was called The Wiz which was a unique take on the '39 musical.

A remake of the '39 script will be as memorable as Keanu's The Day The Earth Stood Still.
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Old November 18 2010, 03:34 PM   #8
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A remake of the '39 script will be as memorable as Keanu's The Day The Earth Stood Still.
Don't remind me. *shudders*
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Old November 18 2010, 04:01 PM   #9
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Most people are unfamiliar with the Baum books, no "alternate reality" required. Del Rey made an effort to get them into print in mass-market paperbacks back in...I think the early eighties. My mom borrowed quite a few of the earlier, illustrated hardcovers from a neighbor and read them to us when I was about four or five; her reading to us is one of my favorite memories. Pooh, "Stewart Little," and Oz.

They're going to do stuff like this forever; it will be interesting or it won't; the original version will always be available. Come on, sing along - you know the lyrics. All we need now is for someone to come in and make the one-word post: "Worried."

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Old November 18 2010, 04:52 PM   #10
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Quite frankly I'm amazed it took them this long.
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Old November 18 2010, 04:55 PM   #11
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Worried.

I mean, come on, wasn't Tim Burton available?
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Old November 18 2010, 05:22 PM   #12
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Why would you... why with the... and... but... the ...why?

Who are their target audience?
People who like horrible ideas.

And, yes, they should definitely make Wicked into a movie. I mean, that's such a no-brainer (no pun intended).
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Old November 18 2010, 05:23 PM   #13
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Whatever happened to making 'Wicked' into a movie? Wouldn't that be so much better and not stomp all over the old film the way this surely will?
Yes, this.
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Old November 18 2010, 05:46 PM   #14
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Dorothy - Taylor Swift
Scarecrow - Johnny Depp
Tin Man - Jim Carey
Cowardly Lion - Jack Black
Wicked Witch of the West - Tina Fey
Glinda - Zoe Saldana
Auntie Em - Betty White
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Old November 18 2010, 06:02 PM   #15
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Wha...? Why? Oh, right; to make money.

But really, this is just stupid. The target audience is teens? Probably.

I just wonder, 'cos I'm a 'teen', though I sort of avoid the word, it's not my thing... Anyway, I love the 1939 version, I've been watching it since I was a little kid, I've read the books, and though I could say they differ enough for someone to have another take on it, but seriously...isn't there anything else to do?

Besides, we just re-watched Singing In The Rain at home, just few days earlier we re-watched Sound Of Music, and right now I'm at my 'musical-season', so I've been talking about nothing but in school, and NOT ONE of my friends has seen almost any of these oh so very lovely classics. One of them has seen Oz and likes it though...

I'm pretty much fine with the other movies they're planning, that prequel - though I doubt it'll ever be made - and that sequel - though it'll probably never be made either, and is probably quite bad - but this re-make is just pointless.

And, I must say, as much as I like Tim Burton's other movies and Johnny Depp - who was good enough, in my opinion, - that new Alice In Wonderland really wasn't that good.

But hey, are they planning to make this one a musical, too?

And BTW, the teens - likr the ones I see in school too much - aren't going to like this if it doesn't include Kristen Stewart as Dorothy, Robert Pattinson as the Scarecrow, Zach Efron as TinMan, and some other 'very awesome' stars...
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