Nicole Kassell, who’ll reveal the Contemporary Line Cinema film, seemed neatly aware that she’ll be going through a common story that’s beloved by hundreds of thousands.
“While the 1939 musical is portion of my DNA, I’m exhilarated and humbled by the responsibility of reimagining such a legendary myth,” Kassell acknowledged, in preserving with Selection. “The different to search the fashioned themes – the hunt for braveness, love, records and dwelling – feels extra neatly timed and pressing than ever.
“These are profoundly iconic sneakers to dangle,” she added, “and I’m enthusiastic to bop alongside these heroes of my childhood as we pave a newly minted yellowbrick road!”
Nonetheless Kassell’s model is now not going to be a musical, Billboard reported. Contemporary Line is calling it a “unusual desire” and a “reimagining” of the parable, the narrate acknowledged.
“The Wizard of Oz” became in preserving with the L. Frank Baum adolescents’s story, “The Unbelievable Wizard of Oz,” and the typical 1939 film starred Judy Garland as Dorothy, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Margaret Hamilton as the Shocking Witch, and others.
Efforts to remake or reimagine the story be pleased integrated the 1970s Broadway say “The Wiz,” which later became a movie starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.
Later came the successful “Shocking” say on Broadway.
In 2013, James Franco starred in a prequel called “Ozthe Huge and Highly efficient.”
Other efforts had been a ways much less successful, in preserving with the Contemporary York Post.
The flops be pleased integrated “The Unbelievable Land of Oz,” within the 1970s and “Return to Oz,” in 1985, the narrate acknowledged.