Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dakota Fanning & 'Wizard of Oz'

Is there a reported Dakota Fanning & 'Wizard of Oz' sequel?

Yep, Dakota Fanning reportedly has been tapped to play the 15-year-old granddaughter of Dorothy, in the Warner Brothers remake of the classic film, Wizard of Oz, which starred Judy Garland as Dorothy.

The film will reportedly take place in the present, and will chronicle Fanning’s adventures as the granddaughter of Dorothy Gale.

Warner Bros. has described the sequel as “darker and more action-packed” than the original. Hmmm. It’s hard for me to imagine the Wizard of Oz as “darker”, but if anyone can pull off slipping on those ruby slippers in a “darker” role, Dakota Fanning is a wise choice.

According to the Daily Express, filming for the sequel could begin as early as next year, reportedly in the UK. Todd McFarlane, co-producer of the film, said:

“You’ve still got Dorothy trapped in an odd place, but she’s much closer to the Ripley character from Alien [Sigourney Weaver] than a helpless singing girl.”


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