Dakota Fanning & Wizard of Oz sequel? Yep, reports have surfaced that the teen will be starring in the new version of the 1939 classic. Read more about the story plus photos and video below.
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.”
The Wizard of Oz celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. What do you think of Dakota Fanning & Wizard of Oz sequel? Would this be a film that you would want to see? Leave me your thoughts in the comment section, plus see photos and video below.
Wizard of Oz – Video
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