Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct WB's 'Wizard of Oz' Remake

Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct WB's 'Wizard of Oz' Remake
Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis is in very early discussions with Warner Bros. to direct a live-action remake of the 1939 MGM classic "The Wizard of Oz," an individual familiar with the project has confirmed to TheWrap. And "remake" is the operative word. WB will be using the original "Oz" screenplay -- thought it's hard to imagine that Zemeckis is planning a pointless shot-for-shot remake like Gus Van Sant's "Psycho." Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf are credited with the original 1939 screenplay, although more than 19 writers had a hand
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