Something far more frightening than a witch is threatening Dorothy: Warners is planning a big screen remake of The Wizard of Oz.
Fans of The Wizard of Oz will hope that the Wicked Witch of the West will drop a house on Warner Brothers studio executives who are mounting a live action remake of the 1939 MGM classic. Robert Zemeckis is said to be on board as director. The plan is to follow the original script, which will lead to the inevitable questions of why a perfect film would have to be remade if there isn't a new angle. The answer is profit. The studio obviously feels that the effects-obsessed director can utilize today's CGI technology to improve on the original. Purists will be outraged, but the film will inevitably make a fortune. Click here for more