‘Wizard of Oz’ remake being planned by New Line Cinema

New Line Cinema plans to remake The Iconic musical “The Wizard of Oz.”

The Wizard of Oz has been of the most iconic musical. The classic original premiered more than 80 years ago. Hollywood definitely is planning to make a remake of the classic. With New Line Cinema who is been directed by Nicole Kassel is been given the responsibility of making the remake.

According to a stamen given by Nicole Kassel says, “While 1939 musical is part of my DNA, I am exhilarated and humbled by the responsibility of reimagining such a legendary tale.” She is very excited to remake the movie as she says that she is very excited to dance with her childhood heroes.

 The is movie is loved by the audience a lot. She added by saying, “These are profoundly iconic shoes to fill.” As they are rebuilding the minted yellow pave road.

She says that the movie wouldn’t be a remake, it would be reimaging the whole movie with a fresh take. She also says that it won’t also be a musical. There will be advantages as they could use the iconic trademark elements. As New Line is owned by Warner Brothers.

Nicole Kassel is an executive producer with HBO  for “Watchmen”. She has directed three of nine episodes which also included the pilot. She has also worked with television and also directed feature films like “The Woodsman” and “A Little Bit of Heaven.”

The original classic of 1939 “The Wizard of Oz”  was based on  L. Frank Baum Children’s story,” The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. The movie started with Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and others.


There was also a successful Broadway show called “Wicked.” 

There have been attempts of remaking the movie many times. The most recent attempt of remaking the movie is “Oz The Great and Powerful” in 2013 which is a prequel starring James Franco. There were also many like “Return of Oz” in 1985 and “The Wonderful Land of Oz” in the 1970s.