the cast of 1939 film "wizard of oz"
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The 'Wizard Of Oz' Remake Is Happening

In a world where everything classic is getting a reboot, a reimagining, or a remake, I'm surprised it's taken this long to announce that the Wizard of Oz is getting the same treatment. As fans of the 1939 classic may recall, it was announced a reboot was in the works back in the winter of 2021, but it seems those plans fell through.

As reported by Deadline, Warner Bros. has hired Kenya Barris to write and direct a remake of "Wizard of Oz" with his Khalabo Ink Society producing.

The Black-ish creator will be bringing a modern reimagining of the 1939 classic, starring Judy Garland, to the big screen.

The fantasy musical is nothing short of a cult classic.

While I understand some may be hesitant to open their hearts to a new version, I'm sure Kenya Barris will keep all the same magic as the original while bringing a fresh new take.

I'm excited to see how this will turn out!

h/t: Deadline