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.