The Wizard of Oz reimagining is coming from the creator of Black-ish.
The Wizard Of Oz, the beloved 1939 film, is getting another adaptation. Since Hollywood likes to re-do iconic films that don’t have the same magic, Wizard of Oz was bound to be touched again. The original was a musical fantasy film produced by MGM. It was based on L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It starred Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, and Billie Burke. According to Deadline, the new film will be written and directed by Kenya Barris. He is best known as the creator of Black-ish. His feature directorial debut will be ‘You People,’ which he co-wrote with Jonah Hill. The Wizard Of Oz has been adapted dozens of times with all unique takes and creative liberties. This news is currently developing. Check out our Top Movies List.
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route, they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.