November 17th, 2010
03:56 PM ET
"Back to the Future" director Robert Zemeckis may be going over the rainbow for his latest project: a remake of the classic "The Wizard of Oz."
Deadline.com reports that Warner Bros. wants Zemeckis to helm a live-action feature based on the original script for the 1939 Technicolor fantasy starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. That script actually had 19 writers, including actor Bert Lahr, who played the Cowardly Lion.
Oz seems to be a hot topic in Hollywood lately. "Glee" star Lea Michele is headlining "Dorothy of Oz," an animated 3-D film also starring Kristin Chenowith, Kelsey Grammer, Martin Short and Hugh Dancy due out in 2012.
Meanwhile, director Sam Raimi is set to take on Disney's "Oz: The Great and Powerful," a 3-D tale about the Wizard of Oz before he earned his esteemed title, a role Robert Downey Jr. is in talks to portray.
No cast has yet been announced for the Zemeckis' film. Who would you like to see in the roles of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and, of course, the Wicked Witch?
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