Zemeckis to remake The Wizard of Oz?

Warner Bros and Robert Zemeckis are in early talks to remake a live-action remake of The Wizard of Oz with Zemeckis at the driving seat.

According to Deadline, the film would use the original script for the remake. Warner Bros owns the screenplay, credited to 19 different writers, as part of a deal in 1996 to purchase the Turner Broadcasting System.

Zemeckis is currently working on a 3D motion-capture film for Disney based on the Beatles song/video, Yellow Submarine. He’s also attached to his first live-action movie in a decade, a time travel concept titled Timeless.