Robert Zemeckis to Direct Remake of Wizard of Oz?

17 Nov

I don’t know why I feel so shocked. Hollywood is rebooting and recycling classic films at a breakneck pace, it was only a matter of time before one of the most popular movies of all time, The Wizard of Oz, got re-made. I am sure they will at least make some changes to make it their own…

Lions and Tigers and Remakes...Oh My!

Or not. Robert Zemeckis has recently been tagged by Warner Bros. to remake this musical theater and stoner classic and instead of rebooting it to make it his own, he is using the exact same script. This makes even less sense to me than doing a sequel or a “re-imagining” because I don’t see a reason why you would want to make the exact same film, leave it as it is and let it be remembered for the classic that it became.

What’s next on the remake list? Casablanca? What are your thoughts?

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One Response to “Robert Zemeckis to Direct Remake of Wizard of Oz?”

  1. Dad November 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    There are few movies that seem to span generations as a classic still worth seeing. Most are dated by the style of the day, which make some of them harder to watch. Wizard of Oz is probably the best one that comes to mind of being timeless. Here’s an interesting note on Wizard of Oz – it came at the same year as Gone With the Wind – another of the timeless classics (though perhaps more boring by today’s standards). One movie that I think could be good as a remake, though, is Ben-Hur. Charlton Heston was great, but it falls into the category of being more the style of its day.

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