National Post (National Edition)
NON-MUSICAL WIZARD OF OZ REMAKE IN WORKS
Hollywood is preparing to take another trip down the yellow brick road with a remake of classic movie The Wizard of Oz, one of the most celebrated films of all time. New Line Cinema, a unit of AT&T's Warner Bros studio, said Tuesday it is developing a fresh take on the story of Dorothy and her visit to the Land of Oz from L. Frank Baum's children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900. Nicole Kassell, an executive director and producer of HBO's Emmy-winning Watchmen series, will direct the new movie, the studio said. Few details were provided, but the new movie will not be a musical. The original 1939 film starring Judy Garland featured the song Over the Rainbow, which won an Oscar for best original song.