Black-ish content creator Kenya Barris mentors the Oz Reboot wizard for Warner Bros.

wizard of oz It is getting a remake, or rather, a re-imagining. on Monday, Limit I mentioned that Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is ready to write and direct a reimagining of the famous classic fantasy wizard of oz For Warner Bros. Production is slated for his Khalabo Ink Association. Details about Barris’ version have been kept, but described as a “new take” of Dorothy Gill and the Land of Oz that has been so familiar to fans for generations.

The Wizard of Oz for Paris is based on a 1900 book by Frank Bohm The wonderful Wizard of Oz It will be the latest in a long line of adaptations for both theater and large and small screens. Perhaps the most famous adaptation is the 1939 MGM adaptation that starred Judy Garland as Dorothy, a young Kansas farm girl, with her dog Toto, swept away by a hurricane into the colorful and magical Land of Oz. This particular adaptation of Boom’s Book – which in itself is just part of a series of 13 novels – has become something of a cultural touchstone as props and items from the film become staples for collectors – including one of the oil cans used by Tin Man in the movie for sale Up for auction last summer is one of the blue gingham dresses that Dorothy of Garland wore in the movie, which was found after being lost for decades.

Barris’ version of the classic is said to be completely separate from the previously announced New Line retelling guardsNicole Cassel. This project was announced in 2021 as Kassell was reportedly cast after an “extensive” search for a director and the studio was eventually impressed by her work overseeing guards She worked as an executive producer and director for three episodes.

“I am incredibly honored to join Temple Hill and New Line in bringing this beloved classic to the screen,” Cassell said at the time. “While the 1939 musical is part of my DNA, I am thrilled and humbled by the responsibility of re-imagining such a legendary tale. The opportunity to examine original themes—a search for courage, love, wisdom, and homeland—feels more timely and urgently than ever before.” These are very imaginative shoes to fill, and I long to dance alongside these heroes of my childhood as we pave a new yellow brick road.”

As for Paris, the director is currently in post-production for the first time in directing, you people, a comedy written by Jonah Hill starring Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lauren London, Nia Long, David Duchovny and others. He also has a remake of White men can’t jump in the works as well as a movie about Richard Pryor who writes it.

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