It’s been 70 years this month since the first Wizard of Oz movie with Judy Garland came out. Now Todd McFarlane (Spawn) is co-producing a reboot and it’s rumored Dakota Fanning may sign on to play Dorothy. I would rather watch Wishmagic: The Horse That Wrote Poems than any Oz movie not involving prison sex.
Daily Express reports:
But the new movie will be “darker and more action-packed” according to one Warner Bros executive.
It is the brainchild of producer Basil Iwanyk [Ed. - that's practically my porn name, Basil Iwantdyk], who explained: “It will be set in the present day and feature Dorothy’s granddaughter.”
Co-producer Todd McFarlane said: “You’ve still got Dorothy trapped in an odd place, but she’s much closer to the Ripley character from Alien than a helpless singing girl.” [...]
Terence Doyle, editor of British Film Magazine, said: “We’re perfectly placed to make it here. We have some of the best special technicians in the world and, post Harry Potter, they’ll all be twiddling their thumbs.”
I’ll be back in a bit. I’ve got to jet over to England so I can cut off some thumbs.