The Wizard of Oz Will Be Remade by Robert Zemeckis


After 71 years, The Wizard of Oz's time is up. Director Robert Zemeckis has come onboard to develop a live-action remake of the heretofore untouchable 1939 classic, though Deadline reports that he'll be using the film's original script. Meanwhile, Sam Raimi continues to develop his revisionist take on the tale, Oz, The Great and Powerful, though that project's intended star, Robert Downey Jr., hasn't yet committed. [Deadline]