John Boorman is off to see the Wizard…
John Boorman is attached to direct the $25 million, CG-animated pic “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
The adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s original novel will be Boorman’s first toon pic.
The English-language adaptation maintains the tale’s main characters and settings however unlike the original, it’s not a musical.
“Oz” comes as the $35 million Gallic 3-D French toon “A Monster in Paris” has suspended production, reportedly out of financing concerns.