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‘Wizard of Oz’ remake planned with ‘Watchmen’ director

FILE - Costumed "Wizard of Oz" characters attend the "Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary Emerald...
FILE - Costumed "Wizard of Oz" characters attend the "Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary Emerald Gala on Sept. 24, 2009, in New York.(Charles Sykes | AP)
Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 6:37 PM CST
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NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) — Are we off to see the wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz — again?

New Line Cinema is making a new adaptation of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” L. Frank Baum children’s novel, with Nicole Kassell, the visual architect of “Watchmen,” set to direct.

Baum’s 1900 novel, now in the public domain, has spawned many adaptations over the years — most famously, of course, the 1939 MGM musical by Victor Fleming and starring Judy Garland.

Kassell’s version will not be a musical. New Line said it will be a “fresh take” and a “reimagining” of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

Deadline first reported the news.

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